The Women’s forum Global Meeting is an internationally renowned knowledge platform for new thinking and new global networks featuring women’s voices and perspectives. It is also the ideal place to promote this initiative to Directors and C-Level executive. According to PlaNet Finance** as many as 500 million micro-entrepreneurs are currently struggling to finance and develop their projects. 80 percent of these are women.
The digital platform used by Capgemini and Sogeti employees will be demoed in the Capgemini stand during Women’s Forum, to inspire other organizations to support micro-entrepreneurs through their employees. In addition, Khady Mbaye, a Senegalese micro-entrepreneur will come to share her experience telling how it improved the everyday life of her family. She created a craft shop in Dakar through this initiative where she sells jewelries, handbags, accessories she manufactures herself or purchased from local craftsman.
In terms of results, after only a few months of existence the micro-credit platform launched by Capgemini gathered no less than 851 members. The motivation from both Capgemini’s and Sogeti’s employees is worth highlighting with an average of €69,5 invested per lenders. The micro sites received around 17,500 visits (Capgemini and Sogeti micro sites combined) and more than €37,000 have been invested in 660 micro entrepreneurs’ projects to date.
With around 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.
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Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing in Application Management, Infrastructure Management, High-Tech Engineering and Testing. Working closely with its clients, Sogeti enables them to leverage technological innovation and achieve maximum results. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over 100 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. www.sogeti.com