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Women mean business

photo of Henryka Bochniarz

"Women have ambitions to reach top positions in the companies, nonetheless, they keep finding the career door closed for them. This is a business mistake. Being the boss of the leading employers’ organisation in Poland I notice that companies run by mixed teams develop better. Diversity of genders, opinions and views translates into sustainable company management and better profits."

Henryka Bochniarz, President, Polish Confederation of Private Employers - Lewiatan (Poland)

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Good Practice in European companies

Many companies in Europe already successfully integrate gender equality into their business decisions. Some good examples are listed here to provide other companies with useful ideas, tools and strategies to help them tap into the female talent pool.

Axel Springer AG (Germany): "Chancen:gleich!"

E.ON (Europe, Russia, and North America): "Life Balance"

Henkel AG und Co KGaA (worldwide): "Work-Life flexibility Platform"

IBM (worldwide): "German Women's Leadership Council"

Kleemann Hellas SA (Greece): "Diversity and Gender Equality @ KLEEMANN"

McDonald's (worldwide): "European Women's Leadership Network"

Omnitel (Lithuania): "Creating a family friendly work environment in the company"

Otto Group (worldwide): "Diversity Controlling"

Provident Pénzügyi Zrt. (Hungary): "Operating the Remuneration System"

Robert Bosch GmbH / Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH (Germany): "Girls' Campus"


Project partners

Multiplier organisations on a national and international level – representing employees and employers in Europe – play a key role in the success of the initiative. Learn more about the partners of the initiative "Equality Pays Off".


Discover more about the current situation of gender equality in the labour market of your country.