Be yourself and belong

We’re proud to offer equal opportunities regardless of race, nationality, cultural background, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious or political belief.We can only leverage this diversity by building an inclusive culture where everyone is respected, can be themselves and feel they belong. That way we can build a better future for our employees, our partners, the communities we work in and our customers.

Best Employer for Women

Our intention is to become the best employer of women by 2025 in the world and we will be relentless in our efforts towards this. Vittorio Colao, our Group CEO, has

"A dream, an ambition, which is to have the whole of Vodafone … as the best place, with a reputation of being the best place for women to work, become managers, become executives, become senior executives."

ReConnect

The ReConnect programme is designed to attract talented women who have left the workplace for several years and would like to return to work on a full-time or flexible basis but are struggling to make the professional connections needed or refresh the skills required.The programme will complement other Vodafone global initiatives focused on encouraging and supporting women in the workplace including the Group’s ground-breaking global maternity policy announced in March 2015.

Maternity

Maintaining work/life balance is a challenge, we support our employees in achieving this by creating a flexible working environment.Our global pioneering maternity policy across 30 markets offers all women a minimum of 16 weeks fully paid maternity leave, and when they return to work they can opt to work 30 hours per week on full pay.As well as saving businesses up to $19 billion, this support could save families almost $140 billion worldwide, and these babies would gain 608 million additional days with their mothers.Better maternity. Better business. Better for families

LGBT+

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) & Friends Network is working to connect and support our people on LGBT+ matters, whatever their background and wherever they are.It’s also helping to champion inclusion and celebrate diversity at work and in the community - all part of our approach to support our people to be at their best and have a great experience working with us.The LGBT & Friends Network is open to everyone, whether they identify as LGBT+ themselves or not and supports those who may need advice or guidance.Our leaders are true friends of the LGBT+ community and two of our leaders were recognised as OUTstanding role models in the FT Top 50 Ally Executives.

Disability

Vodafone is leveraging its technology to support our customers with disability and to create an inclusive workplace that encourages all disabled employees to perform to their full potential.