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Balance 2015 ENG

Cross Company Men- toring: Sparring partners for career advancement Well trained employees are the key to the Lufthansa Group’s success. To accompany and support young female managers in particular in their professional advance- ment, the Group initiated the Cross Com- pany Mentoring program as long ago as 1998. Here, one mentee and one manager from different companies respectively form a “tandem” for one year. The focus of regular exchanges is on topics such as professional goals, positioning within the company, conflict management, time passed by the German parliament on March 6, 2015. The legal basis is the German law for equal participation for women and men in executive positions, which came into effect on May 1, 2015. In 2011, the Lufthansa Group set itself the goal of increasing the percentage of women in management positions by 30 percent by 2020 compared with 2010. Under this premise, the Group has been successful despite comprehensive restruc- turings in increasing the share of women at the management level in Germany from 15.5 percent in 2010 to 16.0 at the end of 2014. On a worldwide scale, the share of women in management positions at the Lufthansa Group rose from 13.1 percent in 2010 to 14.2 percent in 2014. To achieve its goal as planned, the Company energeti- cally pursues its commitment to increasing the share of women in management. Women on Boards Index: Jump into the Top 3 That the Lufthansa Group’s efforts are paying off is also evidenced by the results of the current Women on Boards Index (WoB), which has been established during the last four years by the cross-partisan initiative “Women into supervisory boards”. The index shows that the aviation company improved its position by one place to third rank, compared with 2013. The WoB aims at making transparent the development of women’s share in management positions at 160 listed companies, including the DAX 30 corporations. management, but also job and family. Current participants in Cross Company Mentoring are Axel Springer, Robert Bosch, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Fraport, Hewlett-Packard, Merck and Sanofi Deutschland. At the moment, ten mentors and ten mentees from Lufthansa are par- ticipating in the program. The internal program “Go ahead”, which was launched in 2012 as a supplement, is addressed at women aiming at a manage- ment-level position. This training format places particular emphasis on the topics of networking competence, personality, self-management and career planning (see page 51, Balance 2013). In the reporting year, the share of women pilots reached 5.4 percent. At a glance Of our 118,781 employees 44.65 percent are women. They represent 35.1 percent of all employees with responsibility for other staff, 14.2 percent of all managers, 5.4 percent of all pilots. The employees’ average age is 42.3 years. The quota of employees with severe disabilities in Germany is 4.0 percent. As per 31.12.2014 Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2015 // Lufthansa Group // 77