March 6, 2020 – Press release on the announcement of the 2019 Index results: Top companies initiate far-reaching change

Press release announcement of results 6 March 2020

The FKi has been awarded for seven years. It is awarded to companies that promote women’s careers and support a culture of change and innovation. This makes them also attractive for investors and young talents. This year, 42 companies have been indexed. Accenture achieved the highest score among them.

The companies Accenture, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Berliner Wasserwerke and Santander Consumer Bank are exemplary in the areas of new leadership, diversity and digital transformation. This is the result of the current evaluation of the FKi 2019 (Women’s Career Index), which was published today. The four companies achieve the best ratings among all participants. Accenture received the highest score in the ranking, followed by Hewlett Packard in second place. Berliner Wasserwerke and Santander Consumer Bank are in third place with equal points. Porsche won in the category “Newcomer of the Year”, the biggest improvement over the previous year was achieved by Österreichische Post AG.

A total of 42 companies – major international corporations, DAX-listed companies, family-owned businesses and SMEs – were monitored by the Women’s Career Index, including Accenture, Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Computacenter AG & Co oHG, Dassault Systemes Deutschland, Erste Group Bank AG, Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions GmbH, Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH, GFT Technologies SE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Investitions Bank Berlin, Intel Deutschland, Jenoptik AG, Klöckner & Co SE, Lekkerland, Mindshare GmbH, MTU Aero Engines AG, Nestlé Deutschland AG, NTT Data Deutschland GmbH, Porsche AG, ÖBB Infrastruktur, PORR AG, RWE Group, Santander Consumer Bank, Sanofi – Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Stadtwerke München, Theater und Philharmonie Essen GmbH, Vodafone GmbH, Volkswagen Group, ÖSB Group – ÖSB Consulting GmbH and Österreichische Post AG Through their participation in this complex process alone, the companies document that they are working intensively and in a structured manner towards the strategic goal of getting more women into management positions, which in turn will decisively improve corporate culture and innovative capabilities.

The FKi is a differentiated measuring instrument with which the development of successful women’s careers in German companies can be analysed and observed in detail. Initially, it aimed to provide valid indications of the permeability of women’s careers in companies. In the meantime, however, it is also considered throughout Germany to be an important monitoring tool for the general sustainability of a company. “The results of the FKi prove: Those who promote the permeability of women’s careers in companies create agile structures and cultural openness. This also gives companies a high degree of innovation and transformation capacity, which makes them attractive for investors,” says Barbara Lutz, international manager and founder of the FKi. At the same time, the management’s commitment to bring more women into management positions increases the attractiveness of a company. Barbara Lutz: “In this way, they also meet the high demands that younger generations place on their employer.

The FKi was developed by Barbara Lutz in 2012 and supported by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, which has once again taken over the patronage. Since its foundation seven years ago, the FKi has provided over 200 companies in eleven countries with key indicators for the areas of new leadership, diversity and transformation. The FKi does not offer an isolated examination of individual factors, but rather detailed insights into the interrelationships and mechanisms that promote the advancement of women in companies and thereby also form the basis for innovation.

FKi 2019: TOP TEN 

  1. Accenture
  2. Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  3. Berliner Wasserbetriebe und Santander Consumer Bank
  4. Intel Deutschland GmbH und Porsche AG
  5. Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions GmbH und RWE Group
  6. Investitions Bank Berlin und MTU Aero Engines AG und NTT DATA Deutschland GmbH und Vodafone GmbH
  7. Klöckner & Co. SE und Stadtwerke München
  8. GFT Technologies SE
  9. Nestlé Deutschland GmbH
  10. Mindshare GmbH

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