International Women’s Day 2022

Published on 08/03/2022

Societe Generale commits to gender equality targets

Despite the international situation overturned by the war in Ukraine, Societe Generale has to continue on its long-term social commitments, such as gender equality. The Group joins the celebration of the International Women’s Day that tackles every year on the 8th March the challenges of women’s rights, focusing this year on #BreakTheBias. This topic puts in light the essential role women play in the workplace and aims to get rid of bias that emphasize inequality. 

Providing an inclusive work environment, promoting employee diversity and fighting against all forms of discrimination is our major commitment. This commitment, particularly in favor of women, is reflected in our major objectives:

  • The signature of a mission statement and becoming a partner of the association #JamaisSansElles, to improve the visibility and representation of women within Societe Generale.
  • Commitment of a minimum of 30% of women in the senior management team.
  • Creating a Council for Diversity and Inclusion within the Group. This council, whose mission is to set objectives and define orientations and priorities in the area of Diversity and Inclusion, is made up of members of the Management Committee and chaired by the Group's Chief Executive Officer, Diony Lebot.
  • Launching two new training programs: ACCELERATE and BECOME: they aim to support the progress of talented women towards higher responsibility positions and future senior management roles. The set-up is based on customized 6 to 10 month programs consisting of individual and group coaching, co-development and mentoring. Each cohort will be supported by a Group Director. Gaëlle Olivier, Deputy Director General and Chief Operating Officer will mentor the first cohort of ACCELERATE, and Alexandre Maymat, Director of Global Transaction and Payment Services, will mentor the first cohort of BECOME.