Large parts of the labour market still resist offering women the same conditions as their male colleagues. This is particularly serious in professions that are considered "male domains". The counselling sector is also one of the industries where women are significantly underrepresented.
Die Umsetzer ARE DIFFERENT!
A contrary picture emerges at DIE UMSETZER, one of the largest and most successful management consultancies in Austria. Here, 76% of all employees are women. And with
Cornelia Steven, who founded DIE UMSETZER together with Matthias Prammer in 2009, the share of women in the management is 50 %. In the extended company management it is even a proud 75 %. The only decisive factor in the recruitment process is qualification.
And in the past, women often did better in this respect. Cornelia Steven says: "It is not that we prefer women because of their gender - the best person gets the job. Quite simply." Steven shares a fitting anecdote from her childhood: "As the sister of three brothers, I quickly learned that no distinctions were made at home. Whether boy or girl - we all jumped off the three-metre board."
MODERN CORPORATE CULTURE
But what is different here compared to the rest of the industry? DIE UMSETZER offers an environment that takes the needs of women into account. And without sacrificing the high quality of work. Managing director Cornelia Steven, herself the mother of a
daughter, knows about the concerns and wishes of her employees. And so, for example, special working time models and further training opportunities make it possible to reconcile family and professional life. A maternity leave in no way leads to a career setback, which is also shown by the fact that DIE UMSETZER has had many "company babies" in the team in the past. In all cases, the mothers were able to return to work quickly and flexibly.
flexible return to work. This modern corporate culture also makes it possible, for example,
to reconcile studies with professional activities.