Encouraging Women to Excel Forbes JAPAN WOMEN AWARD 2017 Voltage Inc. Awarded with 5th Place!
Run in conjunction with LiB, a company working to promote women’s lives and careers, Forbes Japan’s The Forbes JAPAN WOMEN AWARD 2017 honors businesses that actively push for positive, progressive working environments that fosters ambitious women. Over 1,000 women from all sectors of the Japanese workforce were asked to take a survey to help better understand the current working environment. The awards were determined through a general vote online, the results of the aforementioned survey, and a review by a board of advisers and general committee members.
Voltage Inc. supports parents of small children by providing shorter working hours, leave for nursing care, and financial support for early-stage reinstatement. Forty-five percent of all management positions were held by women in 2016, and fifty-six percent of all newly appointed management positions were offered to women, showing a high level of commitment to women in the workplace.
Voltage Inc. will continue to bolster and diversify its working style to give its employees a creative space to flourish, thus improving productivity.
▼Voltage’s female leader, Vice President Nanako Higashi, who paved the way in personnel-system reform, takes the stage.
|■Innovations implemented in 2017|
|Telework||With company-provided laptops, employees can connect to their office computers remotely to work from home.|
|Ability to choose working hours||The mandatory working hours from 10AM to 7PM have since been changed to allow more flexibility, allowing employees to choose from 3 pre-set schedules.|
|“Refresh” holidays||Salaried employees who have worked at the company for 5 and 10 years receive additional paid leave and vouchers.|
|■Promotion of Women at Voltage|
|Salaried female employees||2014||2015||2016|
|Women in management positions||2014||2015||2016|
|Women newly hired||2015||2016||2017|
|Newly promoted management||2014||2015||2016|