Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.


Half of the world's population is female, and therefore half of human potential. However, gender inequality prevents the use of this potential and thus also social progress. Discrimination against women often begins with access to the education system and continues in professional life.

Examples of our contibution

  • The proportion of women under the age of 40 in management positions is now just over 37 percent. Overall, the proportion of female employees in management positions rose from 17 percent to just under 30 percent between 2011 and 2023.


  • Numerous measures to promote female employees, such as networking events, mentoring and support programs, have been implemented. In addition, we offer our female employees networking events of the Group's internal women's network GroW as well as opportunities for job sharing.


  • The STEM career field is the goal of the Asia Pacific region's "Grow beyond yourself" initiative, which was launched in 2023: In China, Japan, and India, Evonik has offered a training program including an innovation competition at schools. The aim is to improve girls' chances in everyday life and to motivate them to pursue STEM careers.

Our Goals 

We aim to have 30 percent women in top and middle management by 2026.

  • Current status: 22.2 percent (top management) and 18.5 percent (middle management)

The intercultural mix in upper management is expected to reach 25 percent by 2026.

  • Current status: 18.4 percent