Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric, participated in UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT Press Conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos to launch HeForShe first Parity Report.
The unprecedented disclosure of HeForShe Parity Report was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where ten of the world’s leading firms’ heads gathered alongside Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson.
The group of 10 companies includes: Schneider Electric, AccorHotels, Barclays, Koç Holding, McKinsey & Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tupperware Brands, Twitter, Unilever and Vodafone.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire claimed in the form that “Companies have a key role to play as “change agents” to build a world where gender equality is a reality. It is a question of determination. Leading by example and engaging more men
UN Women unveiled the HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 initiative in Davos 2015 to galvanize momentum in advancing gender equality.
The Corporate Impact Champions have made gender equality an institutional priority since they signed up, and the transparency displayed in Davos will help them measure commitments and inspire action from other employers.
The report figures show that a large gap remains between the representation of women in the workforce at large, and in leadership positions. Although overall representation of women averaged 39.7 per cent across the 10 firms, the proportion of senior leadership roles held by women ranged from a low of 11 per cent to a high of only 33 per cent. While this group outperforms global averages, UN Women has set parity—as part of its gender equality drive for a 50-50 Planet by 2030—as the goal and the individual company commitments reflect a variety of pathways to achieve this.
HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10, Davos 2016
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.