For International Women’s Day, on 8 March 2020, the UN has chosen the theme “Women for an equal future”. This year’s event notably addresses the progress made towards future equality in women’s position globally. This is an opportunity to highlight women around the world who work for Societe Generale and are striving to achieve equality.
Interview with Falmata Tchelou Adam
Head of Permanent Control for Societe Generale Chad, Falmata Tchelou Adam has lived on two continents. Profile of a woman committed to changing mentalities.
“With my other colleagues in senior positions, we want to show our sisters, our female friends, our daughters that it is possible to have both a great career and a successful home life”.
Interview with Irma Villet
A trading floor sales rep at Societe Generale, for the last 25 years Irma Villet has worked in a very male-dominated field. Profile of a woman who is pushing inclusion within the Group.
“In 2013, some other female staff and I came up with the idea of creating events for our female clients to develop networking”
Interview with Natalya Voevodina
Natalya Voevodina is IT and Operations Director (OPER) at Rosbank, a Societe Generale subsidiary in Russia. “Before my career in various banks, I studied banking and finance at State Financial Academy in Moscow”, she explains. “At the time, in the banking and international finance sector it was mainly young men who applied. I thought I had no chance!”
Interview with Rathnaprabha Manickavachagam
In her country where fewer than one in four women work, Rathnaprabha Manickavachagam can be proud of her career path. Having obtained an engineering degree and an MBA in finance, she began her career in Bangalore, India, before spending 7 years working in Louisville in the US. “I want the cultural change to speed up at work as well as at home”.
For the International Women’s Day 2019, the UN theme for International Women's Day was “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” with a particular focus on the gender digital divide.