Capgemini Signs UN Global Compact’s CEO Statement of Support of Women’s Empowerment Principles

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Paris, March 8, 2011 – As part of the UN Global Compact, Capgemini Group CEO Paul Hermelin has signed the CEO Statement of Support of Women’s Empowerment Principles to express Capgemini’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment in business.

CEOs from around the world were invited to sign the statement one year after the launch of the “Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business”. These principles set out 7 steps to empower women in the workplace, the marketplace, and the community.

On March 9-10, following the 100th International Women’s Day, the UN Global Compact and UN Women are hosting “Equality Means Business: Putting Principles into Practice.” This event aims to assess how the Women’s Empowerment Principles have advanced corporate gender equality efforts so far, and identify areas for improvement. For more information, visit the UN Global Compact website.

International Women’s Day 2011 at Capgemini

For the last 5 years, Capemini has mobilized around International Women’s Day to celebrate women’s accomplishments inside and outside of the workplace, and encourage dialogue on ongoing challenges.

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Women at Capgemini on Gender Diversity                  10 Role Models

Women at Capgemini on Gender Diversity for 2011 International Women's Day Video Link to video on Capgemini 10 role models for International Women's Day.

Capgemini offices around the world have launched campaigns to celebrate International Women’s Day and more particularly highlight the importance of gender diversity. Initiatives include videos showcasing high achievers, blogs, social media discussions, and numerous networking events.

Women in Management at Capgemini

At Capgemini, women have been increasingly appointed to key roles, for example:

  • Christine Hodgson as Chairman of Capgemini UK
  • Aruna Jayanthi as CEO of Capgemini India
  • Alva Qian as CFO for Capgemini China
  • Dominique Lafond as CEO of Sogeti High-Tech Europe
  • Sue Watts as CEO of Outsourcing US
  • Pia Rybefeldt as CEO of Capgemini Norway
  • Veronika Falconer as HR Director for CPM Braxis Capgemini

Learn more about women in management at Capgemini.