The FKi is the benchmark for the advancement of women.
The Women Career Index (FKi) is the management tool for more women in leadership. As the first measuring instrument for the development of successful women’s careers, since 2012 it has already provided important support in the areas of new leadership, diversity and transformation to over 200 companies in eleven countries.
Clear facts since 2012
The FKi was developed in 2012 by Barbara Lutz and supported by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. The FKi provides important indicators for the areas of new leadership, diversity and transformation. The FKi does not offer an isolated view of individual factors, but rather detailed insights into interrelationships and mechanisms of action that support the advancement of women and promote diversity in the company and thus also form the basis for innovations.
Entrepreneurial excellence comes from the best employees. The Women’s Career Index offers you an opportunity for modern positioning and differentiation in the job market.
Development of the FKi
Some companies are not aware that they are affected by the 1 May 2015 Act on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Leadership Positions in the Private and Public Sector. Approximately 3000 relevant companies are assumed to be subject to the law. This law affects the company forms AG, KGaA, SE, GmbH, eG and VVaG, which must now name binding target figures for the executive board, the management and the two top management levels below.
With the FKi, qualified reporting and target figures for the Equal Participation Act can be created quickly, clearly and verifiably.
In March 2017, the Federal Government completed the first survey on the development of the proportion of women and men at management levels and in bodies in the private and public sectors. In addition to positive developments on the supervisory boards, it is noted that too little is happening at the board level and the upper management levels.
Greater efforts and better measures are called for. Taking a critical look at one’s own company and measuring developments creates transparency and motivation and is becoming a corporate standard.
The minds behind the FKi
What criteria are used for indexation?
The index model can be used regardless of company size or sector. The basis of the FKi analysis is the data that the company provides us with by filling out the three-part questionnaire. In case of repeated participation, the data will only need to be updated.
Can I compare my company with industry benchmarks?
Yes, with the dashboard you also get a comparison with other companies.
Will my results be published?
You can choose between these options:
Public participation: You choose whether your company is publicly named in the index and at the events.
Anonymous participation: You choose whether your company uses all aspects of the index but is not named publicly.