A graphic novel to understand why women are less rich than men
Words did not seem to be enough to decipher the gender inequalities in the possession of wealth. So sociologists Céline Bessière and Sibylle Gollac decided to make a comic strip of their reference work “The kind of capital. How the family reproduces inequalities ». An implacable analysis on the problem of the distribution of heritage wealth between men and women. We like the adaptation illustrated by Jeanne Puchol of the major survey of the two sociologists on the subject. To leave anywhere in the office but also at home!
Ordinary sexism at work, we take the same and we start again
Demeaning remarks, familiar interpellations or sexist jokes that can go as far as questioning professional skills and sexist discrimination… 1 in 2 female managers also declares having been confronted with attacks on specific managerial qualities and behaviors due to his genre. In the #StOpE 2023 barometer, we also learn that 79% of women (all CSPs combined) are regularly confronted with sexist attitudes or decisions in the world of work. An observation shared by 57% of men, and which is stagnating compared to 2021. The results also underline that 93% of women and 89% of men recognize the deleterious effects of ordinary sexism at work (destabilize, loss of self-confidence, isolation , degraded health), the feeling “that we can no longer say anything, do anything” remains largely unfortunately still very (too) present.
On Thursday June 15, 2023, the signatory organizations of the #StOpE initiative met remotely and on the premises of L’Oréal France, for the restitution of the results of the #StOpE barometer 2023.
Salary Negotiation: Walking to Drive the Numbers Up
Convinced that a traditional work environment does not favor women when it comes to salary negotiations, researcher Margaret Neale, professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, had the idea of relocating these conversations during the march. And observe the result. Thus in Marie Claire, we learn that “negotiation is generally associated with more negative feelings for women, but walking outside together led to fewer negative emotions “, unlike men who had less positive results and reported more negative emotions than those who sat”.
Salary of female executives: the account is still not there
48,000 euros per year for female managers, 55,000 euros for men. Apec’s numbers are tenacious. In addition to being paid less, they are also hired at lower wages. Despite the laws, gender inequalities persist in remuneration. Unfortunately.
Aldi is committed to the feminization of eSports
To get closer to new consumers, in this case female consumers, Aldi is committed to the feminization of esports. The discount brand supports the creation of one of the first female teams supported by a professional structure in France, the French Bees of Team Vitality, a semi-professional team on the League of Legends game. At the same time, it engages in a partnership with the association “Women In Games”, working for diversity in the video game industry in France, which aims to double the number of women and non-binary people in the industry in 10 years.
Startup: the road to parity is still long
Where are the women at the head of startups in Europe? Not ubiquitous anyway. According to the 4th edition of their annual barometer on gender equality in the startup ecosystem. Led by the Sista collective and the BCG, In France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and Sweden, only 10% of tech start-ups created in 2022 were created by all-female teams, and 12% by mixed teams. In France, the results are even worse: In addition to being under-represented during creations, their situation deteriorates throughout their career. Thus, exclusively female teams concentrate only 7% of fundraising, and 2% of financing.
Paternity leave: male managers slow down young dads in their absences
According to a recent study conducted by Audencia, only 5% of young dads take their 21 days of paternity leave, while 70% of them use the 3 days of compulsory paid leave in the event of a birth. Sophie Hennekam, professor at Audencia, Jasmine Kelland from the University of Plymouth and Jean Pierre Dumawert from Excelia Business School reveal that these obstacles most often come from managers who are also fathers. “28 young fathers interviewed, employed in French companies, who asked to take advantage of new flexibility in their work saw a negative reaction from their superior. The latter have nevertheless benefited from similar arrangements when it comes to becoming fathers, but they do not seem inclined to pass it on to their subordinates.they point out.
Parenthood: breastfeeding rooms at work
To facilitate the return to work of their employees after maternity leave, companies such as Orange, Axa France, Sanofi or even BNP Paribas, provide them with spots devoted to breastfeeding. Initiatives still very rare and yet well provided for by the Labor Code.
Civil service: soon more women in top management
Women are certainly in the majority (63%) in the civil service, but they are conspicuous by their low number in the most senior positions. The bill adopted by the Senate and the Assembly, now in a mixed parity committee, increases to 50% the proportion of people of each sex in “first-time appointments” to senior and management positions, from 2026. bill also introduces an index of professional equality in the public sector, with mandatory publication. Let’s hope that this text does not remain a wishful thinking!
Comex switch: appointments of women leaders in June 2023
- Amandine Aury joined PwC France and Maghreb as HRD.
- Adeline Lefevre is the new Chief Marketing Officer and member of NCT’s Executive Committee.
- Virginia Planted is appointed HR Director of IPG Mediabrands in France.
- Rachel Thorntonformerly of Amazon, becomes marketing director of Fivetran.
- Valerie Brusseaudirector of research and development at Valeo, has just been appointed President of the Elles Bougent association.
- Hinda Gharbi becomes CEO of Bureau Veritas.