WOMAN’s role in Women’s Career Development
Under the motto “WOMAN’s role in Women’s Career Development” an event for female Henkel employees took place in the beginning of 2012 in Turkey. The conference was given by Prof Dr Zeynep Aycan from Koc University who has published numerous papers in “women in management” and is a well-known science person in Psychology and Industrial Management.
As a part of Henkel’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategy in Turk Henkel there is also given very much significance to this topic and from the start of the recruitment and selection process objective and transparent criteria are set. But these are not the only measures which are launched. Many more steps are taken in the field of creating awareness for the important diversity topic and fostering an inclusive work environment. One of these steps was the event about the career development of women which was an opportunity to learn about career steps and the self-responsibility concerning the own career planning. As change starts first of all from the person’s self the event with about 50 participants was a great opportunity for self-reflection and rethinking individual career plans. To ensure ongoing improvement of Henkel’s local gender diversity strategies and measures the participants answered a questionnaire about their wishes and expectations as women.
The event was a great success, increased the awareness about diversity and inclusion among the participants and helped the women to reflect their own career plans.