International Women’s Day 2017
On March 8, we celebrate our diverse and inclusive culture that fosters gender equality, women's networks, leadership programs and forums.
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HeForShe Conversation at Hong Kong University with Elizabeth Nyamayaro - Head of the UN Women HeForShe Initiative
HeforShe IMPACT Champions Committee Meeting was held in Hong Kong University to engage conversation and collaboration for change. Hong Kong University hosted HeForShe Event with guest speaker Ms. Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Senior Advisor to the Head of UN Women and Head of the UN Women HeForShe Initiative. Monette Sunga, representative of Diversity and Inclusion for Schneider Electric East Asia & Japan Zone shared Schneider Electric’s progress and achievements and the challenges that the company is facing on gender equality movement
Brazil Women Entrepreneurship Program achieved great impact on Women Economic Empowerment - United Nations Women as a pilot initiative in entrepreneurial activities. The program objects to train both men and women in the hinterlands of Bahia, in Basics in Electricity and Off-Grid Photovoltaic Systems, with a gender lens, and aims to engage women of the community in entrepreneurial activities related to electricity and energy.
40 country presidents of Schneider Electric ratified the global Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) set out by UN Women and the Global Compact by the end of June 2016.These 40 leaders oversee more than 90 percent of Schneider Electric employees.
WEP signatories publicly commit to making every possible effort to provide men and women with the same opportunities and enable them to reach their potential.
Henry Gurgel from Schneider Electric Brazil - a member of the Brazil Paralympic weight-lifting team - led the Olympic Torch through Ceara state.
HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 launched Parity Report at Davos in January 2016. Ten of the world’s leading companies have released new workforce gender diversity figures in UN Women’s inaugural HeForShe Parity Report.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric, was awarded one of the five coveted Awards for his demonstrated commitment and implementation of policies that advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
Since we became one of 10 corporate champions in IMPACT 10x10x10, a lot of our male employees have quickly joined this inspiring initiative with a lot of energy and true commitment.Brochure HeForShe Mobilization (pdf, 932 Kb)
Over the past year, we have supported and implemented policies that advance and empower women in the workplace. Transforming corporate behaviour, we put gender equality on top of our agenda and make diversity one of our key business and people strategy components.Brochure Supporting Gender Equality (pdf, 1 Mb)
Addressing our culture is one of the key challenges we have, in order to become a Gender Balanced Company.
Changing the culture starts from the top.
By treating all our female employees with equal respect and dignity, we are creating and fostering a supportive and understanding environment, in which all individuals realise their maximum potential within the company regardless of their gender and other differences.Brochure Women empowerment (pdf, 1.2 Mb)
Many global corporations are scrambling to adjust to new trends such as economic volatility and changing lifestyles. Research has demonstrated that a lack of new ideas and a resistance to alternative approaches is a leading cause of stagnation in today’s business environment. Research goes on to show that significant gender imbalance at the top and middle-management tiers of global organizations has lead to a lack of creativity in solving business problems. This paper examines how greater gender balance leads to enhanced growth and innovation.White paper How Greater Gender Balance in Global Corporations Can Drive Business (pdf, 668 Kb)