Eawag is well positioned, with 49 percent of its staff and 45 percent of its scientists being women. Women and men are on an equal footing in terms of pay, as regular analyses show, and at 36 percent, the proportion of women in management positions is at a relatively high level.
In order to promote women in a targeted manner, Eawag continuously reviews and optimises working conditions for women. Women's careers are also specifically promoted through networking and mentoring activities, training opportunities and support for employees in finding flexible and individual solutions in order to balance work and family life.
The activities are supported by the Equal Opportunities Committee and Eawag’s Diversity & Inclusion Expert. It is part of the cross-institutional Diversity & Inclusion Unit PSI – Empa – Eawag.