Vodafone is one of the leading communications groups in Germany. Every second German is a Vodafone customer – whether he or she surfs, phones or watches TV; whether he or she networks office, farm or factory with Vodafone technology. As a gigabit company, Vodafone is driving forward the expansion of infrastructure in Germany: Today, Vodafone reaches almost 24 million households in its nationwide cable fiber optic network, around 18 million of which are connected at gigabit speed. By 2022 Vodafone will provide two thirds of all Germans with Gigabit connections. With its 4G network, Vodafone reaches more than 98% of all households in Germany. Vodafone’s machine network (Narrowband IoT) for industry and commerce spans almost 96% of the German territory. Since mid-2019, Vodafone has also been operating the first 5G network in Germany and will reach around 10 million people in 2020. In 2021 Vodafone will expand 5G for 20 million people.
Number of employees Germany and worldwide:
- Germany: 16.000
- Worldwide: More than 100.000
- Number of female employees: 38
- Proportion of women in management positions: 22%.
“Diversity is an integral part of the Vodafone strategy. We look closely at inequalities in the workforce. But we also have a lot to do before women in leadership become even more commonplace. We want to achieve a real balance between the sexes. Promoting women is not a discrimination against men, but a must in terms of equality.”
Bettina Karsch Managing Director HR Vodafone Germany
We integrate the advancement of women in a holistic diversity approach by integrating it into all personnel processes. Vodafone has set itself the internal goal of filling 40% of management positions with women by 2030. We are well on the way to increasing the proportion of women, but we still have a long way to go. The FKi supports us in achieving our goals even faster and better.