The “big poppy syndrome” in women
You probably knew the syndrome of the impostor, but perhaps less that of the “big poppy”. Kezako again? The magazine Marie Claire explains to us that it is about the fear felt by those who stand out from the lot… by their work. It occurs when a collective tends to belittle and point the finger at individuals who work a lot, but above all who succeed “too well” in their activity. As in horticulture, the heads of poppies whose heads protrude from the field are cut off in order to level at the bottom. Guess who is mostly victim of this syndrome?
Equality and balanced representation index: the countdown has begun
By March 1, for the 4th consecutive year (and even the 5th year for companies with more than 250 employees), companies with at least 50 employees must have published their professional equality index on their website women-men for the year 2022. On the same day, in accordance with the Rixain law, companies with 1,000 employees and more must also have informed on the dedicated website, entitled “Balanced representation”, of any differences in representation between women and men among their senior executives and members of their governing bodies.
Personal pro-life balance: inequalities that do not spare women executives
It is not a surprise but the Apec quantifies the unfortunate phenomenon. The data from the “Personal life – professional life balance” study are instructive:
- 52% of female executives meet with difficulties in balancing their personal and professional lifei.e. 11% more than male executives.
The concessions granted are also greater:
- more than 6 out of 10 female executives have the feeling of sometimes put their professional life before their personal life (+10 points vs male executives).
- more than 6 out of 10 female executives lament not devoting enough time to their loved ones, their hobbies or even their lifestyle (eating less well, not getting enough sleep).
- Worse, 18% often give up or reschedule medical appointments.
Does telework bring flexibility to women?
- 45% of female managers, compared to 34% of men, use telecommuting to work even more.
Whistleblower: a trade unionist to discover in theaters
“La Syndicaliste” is the true story of a CFDT union representative who launched a whistleblower at Areva. In 2012, she found herself threatened and physically attacked for having dared to denounce small arrangements between the State, EDF and Areva on the fate of the French nuclear industry. For us, there are at least 3 good basic reasons to go see this film directed by Jean-Paul Salomé : understand what a corporate whistleblower is, see the ambient misogyny in the industrial world and recognize power violence.
The look at work, a question of gender?
With “The look of the” badly dressed geek “is a male privilege”, Numerama and France Culture point out the difference in treatment between women and badly dressed men at work. And obviously, we are not equal in front of the dressing room.
Feminization of governing bodies: the good and bad students
As every year, the SKEMA Observatory of the feminization of companies draws up an inventory of diversity and inclusion based on data from the 2022 annual reports published by the 40 CAC40 companies. Among the good students, in any case those already meeting the requirements of the Rixain law (30% of women in the executive committee by 2027), we find BNP Paribas, Carrefour, Crédit Agricole, Dassault Systèmes, Kering, Legrand, L’Oréal , Michelin, Pernod Ricard, Saint Gobain, Schneider Electric and Société Générale. That is 12 companies against 8 a year earlier. But the authors temper the remark by specifying that “the increase in the percentage of women in the comex is only linked to the increase in the number of women and not to a replacement of men by women”. On the other hand, it stings at ArcelorMittal, Bouygues, Essilor Luxottica and Stellantis, which have no women on their executive committee.
With its inequality index, the Observatory also highlights the companies whose glass ceiling between the executive population and the executive committee is the thickest. The Lemon Prize is awarded to Essilor Luxoticca, which has no women on the Comex and 51.7% of women executives (glass ceiling of 51.7). Air Liquide is the company with the lowest glass ceiling between the 2 hierarchical levels. She won the Orange Prize with 28.57% of women in the Comex and 31% in the executive population (glass ceiling: 2.43).
Women-men, instructions for use, chain series
A bit of levity (though) with the series Macho Alfa streaming on Netflix. Yes, yes, don’t be fooled by the title: during these 10 episodes, you will follow the tribulations of a group of friends in their forties, all very different but all… macho. With humor and trashy dialogues, the authors make fun of the patriarchy. Hilarious.
Another room, another atmosphere with Intimidation (Netflix). This time, we discover the lives of four women forced to mix professional and personal life following the publication of a sex tape by a politician with a promising future.
Women’s pensions still below those of men despite the reform project
Even if the impact report predicts an average increase in pensions for women of the generation of 1972 of 2.2% thanks to the pension reform, the gaps between pensions for women and men will remain significant. The 2022 DREES report highlights that women’s retirement pensions are, on average, 30% lower than those of men for new retirees in 2020. And this difference, which varies according to the pension schemes, is particularly notable in the supplementary pension scheme for employees (Agirc-Arrco). Indeed, the pension level for men in this scheme is almost twice as high as that for women! Sapiendo, a fintech specializing in retirement, has been campaigning for several years to open up the possibility of sharing points within a couple for greater gender equality.
Digital women: 14 proposals to finally move the lines
Among the 14 proposals initiated by [email protected]eric during the 1st National Conference on the feminization of digital professions and sectors of February 16, we will retain that “d‘Direct the financial mechanisms linked to skills towards female audiences in connection with organizations and professional branches. The actions carried out by the professional branches towards companies must promote the establishment of mentoring, work-study and apprenticeship schemes for young women to facilitate their training and their professional integration into digital professions”.
Comex switch: appointments of women leaders in February 2023
- The software publisher Efalia has just appointed a new HRD, Muriel Goulisserian.
- MetLife France, a specialist in personal provident insurance and borrower insurance, announces the appointment of Carolina Garnier as Director of Direct Sales and Souad Lakhal as Director of Affinity Partnerships.
- Léa Nastat has been appointed associate director at Avison Young France, a commercial real estate consultancy.
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