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Jan 17 2019

Nokia has been selected for Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index 2019

I am extremely pleased to share that Bloomberg has given Nokia a strong score in their Gender-Equality Index (GEI) 2019. We landed at a score of 84.08 compared to 70.46 for the 26 technology companies listed in the overall list of 230 companies. As background, the Bloomberg GEI was launched in 2018 to reward and showcase firms that have made strong commitments to gender equality – both transparency and workplace equality. It considers internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support/engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings. 

Our performance is good news, no doubt about it, and it reflects the progress that we are making. We have improved gender diversity in many parts of the company, including our Board of Directors and the Group Leadership Team; trained 750 managers on gender dynamics and inclusive leadership; joined the United Nations, UNESCO and the European Round Table of Industrialists to support elimination of the disparity between men and women in technology companies; implemented programs to support the development of diverse talent; and more. 

That said, while we should take a moment to celebrate our success, we also need more. We have ambitious goals for further improvement in 2019, as well as a long-term objective of mirroring the world around us, with women ultimately making up 50% of our workforce, equally represented at each level and each function. That won’t happen overnight, but with shared commitment and focus it can happen. It is the right thing for Nokia, for society and for all of us as individuals. 

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About Barry French

Barry French is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Nokia. Areas of responsibilities include: heading marketing, communications, industry analyst and government relations, regulatory affairs, and corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

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