Vittorio Colao

Throughout his career, Vittorio has dedicated significant time, energy and resources to gender equality. He has externally declared his intention for Vodafone to become the best employer of women in the world by 2025. Vittorio has personally supported a number of initiatives within Vodafone, including increasing the number women in Director roles from 14% to 26% in 2017. He pioneered a global maternity policy across 26 countries to support women returning to work. This provoked a global conversation and several other multinationals to follow with new policies. Vittorio also launched the world’s largest recruitment programme to bring women who have taken career breaks back to work. Vodafone will seek to technologically and financially enable 50 million women in emerging markets and have also made a commitment to champion the education of refugee girls through an innovative Instant Network Schools program. He is also a champion of the HeForShe campaign, and has ensured that 100% of Vodafone senior leaders undergo unconscious bias training.

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