As in recent years, in 2011 UNIQA continued to fill more and more top executive positions with women. Thus, during this year alone, five female employees were appointed to Management Board positions in the UNIQA Group (in Austria, Serbia and the Ukraine) or to positions directly reporting to the Management Board. This puts the Group-wide share of women in Management Board positions and the top executive level at 18 per cent. In the international Group companies, it is 25 per cent. With flexible work hours, part-time models and the option of teleworking, UNIQA gives its female employees the means to make their careers as compatible as possible with their families.
In the recruiting process, UNIQA pays attention not just to education, experience, personal qualities and equal gender treatment. As an international corporation active in 20 European countries, UNIQA places special emphasis on encouraging more female employees to spend a certain amount of their professional life in international Group companies. More and more female employees in the companies abroad are also being invited to work temporarily for the Austrian company. In 2011, female employees were successfully transferred from Romania and Poland to Vienna, where they hold strategic positions for UNIQA International Versicherungs-Holding AG. The Supervisory Board Committee for Board Affairs, which also acts as the Nominating Committee, strives to include equally qualified women for consideration for upcoming vacancies on the Supervisory Board and Management Board.