We seek to be a company whose global workforce reflects the customers we serve and the broader societies within which we operate.
Our 2025 goal
Our ambition is for Vodafone to become the world’s best employer for women
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The need for gender equality in the workplace
The need for gender equality in the workplace has been recognised as a critical issue for decades. However, women still remain under-represented within many companies, and strikingly so at the most senior levels.
A lack of support during pregnancy and the challenge of balancing childcare with work account for many women’s decision to leave paid employment. Some women experience difficulties in returning to work after a career break; others return to work but find fewer opportunities for promotion and progression than their male counterparts. This is a lost opportunity: for the many women affected and for the global economy deprived of their skills.
An ambition to be the best employer for women by 2025
Our commitment to women’s empowerment begins at the top of the company.
Our commitment to gender equality
Our new Group Chief Executive, Nick Read, continues the commitment to act as a corporate champion for the UN Women’s global solidarity movement for gender equality, HeforShe.
we also celebrate women’s achievements with visible support from our senior leaders. we hold a week-long celebration to coincide with international women’s day.
during the year, vodafone foundation commissioned research to assess the impact of domestic violence and abuse on people’s work-life and career.
Flexibility and support for working parents
Research by KPMG大发体育娱乐在线 estimates that the cost to the global economy of replacing women who do not stay in the workforce after having a baby could be as much as US$47 billion every year. We encourage and support our employees to return to work with us after the birth or adoption of a child.
launched in 2016 across all our markets, our reconnect initiative aims to bring talented women back into the workplace after a career break. the programme includes training, coaching and a specially designed induction to help those returning to refresh and enhance the professional skills they need to return to work and progress their careers. reconnect joiners are also offered flexible working options and a phased return to work.
Women in management and leadership
Our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Our approach is contributing to SDGs:
Learn more about inclusion
大发体育娱乐在线challenging the ‘mobile gender gap’ of approximately 200 million women deprived of the benefits of mobile ownership.
vodafone is committed to doing our part to support digital learning and digital skills for youth.