Within the Atlas Copco Group, we have a target of achieving 30% representation of women within our organisation. This goal will propel us to actively foster the involvement of women in the field of engineering. We've undertaken diverse initiatives worldwide. Through these endeavors, we strive to educate and inspire women to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Given the complexity of enriching our gender diversity, we remain steadfast in our dedication, fully aware that this is a sustained commitment.
Better gender balance in Compressor Service Technique
From just two female service technicians globally in 2019, the Compressor Technique Service (CTS) division initiated a program aiming for 100 by 2022. As of 2023 there were 147 female service technicians and five female Business Line Managers, marking a significant stride towards gender diversity.
A four-step plan to increase the gender balance:
- Raise awareness among top managers about the criticality of Diversity and Inclusion for future business success, securing their commitment.
- Enhance attractiveness of our Customer Centers as diverse workplaces by integrating diversity into talent acquisition and management plans.
- Provide comprehensive training to overcome biases and outdated stereotypes in defining service technician roles.
- Secure buy-in from all stakeholders for a respectful and inclusive work environment.
To succeed, a change of mindset is necessary, and we are focusing on four critical factors
Women Interaction Network (WIN) - reverse mentoring program for women in leadership positions
Within the Industrial Technique Business Area, this initiative is not just about building networks; it's a pathway for individual development and fresh insights on how we can further elevate women in high management positions at Atlas Copco.
The aim is clear: to support and empower our women talents while enhancing diversity and inclusion at all levels, particularly within high management. Reverse mentoring is at the heart of this program, encouraging connections and learning between individuals. It's a platform where skills, knowledge, and perspectives are shared, fostering open-mindedness and innovation in our approach to work.