After-Work-Special: Woman power at Arburg

What was and is the role of women at Arburg and what will be their role in the future? This fascinating topic attracted around 60 employees and the two Arburg Managing Partners Juliane Hehl and Renate Keinath to the "Frauen@Arburg" network event at the company headquarters in Lossburg on 24 October 2023.

A look back at 100 years of women at Arburg

Dr. Sabine Kob, author of the anniversary book " History of the Hehl Family Business 1923 – 2023", highlighted the important role of Maria Hehl, among others, in her presentation. From the very beginning in 1923, the wife of company founder Arthur Hehl was not only his staunchest supporter but also the driving force behind the company's successful development.

Figures, data, facts about the present

This was complemented by the remarks of Arburg company archivist Katharina Depner, who was able to prove with many figures, data and facts how the proportion of women in training cohorts has levelled off at around 20 per cent in the present day. In the 1980s, it peaked at around 30 per cent. In this context, the proportion of trainees almost always coincides with the proportion of women in the total workforce.

What will the future look like for women at Arburg?

The subsequent panel discussion, chaired by Miriam Lauble from Business Development, one of the founders of the women's network, was particularly lively. The six guests from the areas of production, sales, human resources and development – including three men – took part in engaging discussions about topics such as flexibility in the workplace, parental leave and the shift in cultural roles. With many of the ideas and suggestions, discussions continued afterwards for many more hours in smaller, more intimate circles.

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