Appointments within the So’SPIE Ladies network
Cergy, October 4th, 2018 – SPIE France, a subsidiary of the SPIE Group, the European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, is announcing the formation of six duos to run the So’SPIE Ladies network within its subsidiaries. An important step in defending gender equality, promoting diversity and encouraging women to play a full role in the development of the Group.
Considering diversity to be a strategic asset as a lever for performance, collective intelligence and competition, SPIE is committed to a greater representation of women within its teams. In five years, female representation within the Group has risen from 11% to 14%. A significant increase, brought about by the creation in 2015 of the So’SPIE Ladies network which takes initiatives to ensure that men and women can contribute their added value to the company fairly.
Elisabeth Rasmussen, Group Human Resources Director, and Olivier Domergue, SPIE France Managing Director, have been appointed by the Group’s Executive Committee to be “sponsors” of So’SPIE Ladies. This commitment at the highest level brings together all the subsidiaries of the Group in its approach.
Driven by these promising results, the Group’s Executive Committee has decided to strengthen even further the collective dynamic in support of diversity.
Contacts in each subsidiary to address the challenge of diversity
In each of the French subsidiaries, the six duos composed of the So’SPIE Ladies leader and a member of operations from the Executive Committee have been formed on the recommendation of the managing directors. Each will be tasked with promoting collective reflection and action for a greater diversity of employees. Corinne Figuereo, SPIE France Director of Innovation and Transformation, is overseeing the So’SPIE Ladies approach for SPIE France. She is in charge of running the entire network and will also work together with Olivier Domergue.
Priority initiatives within all the subsidiaries
Supported by their HRD, working closely with Olga Martin-Jarousse, SPIE France Human Resources Director, and Corinne Figuereo, the six duos will roll out, each within their area, three priority initiatives:
- Greater visibility of So’SPIE Ladies among employees and future recruits,
- Increase in the number of SPIE job presentations to female students,
- The launch of female mentoring programmes.
Before the end of the year, they will all present strategic action plans for 2019.
“Diversity is a real opportunity for the company. It is together, thanks to the contribution of each individual, that we will meet this challenge. The So’SPIE Ladies network makes it possible to lift constraints on female employment and encourages candidates to consider both the most senior positions and the most technical jobs”, comments Olivier Domergue. “SPIE France is recruiting throughout the territory and we have very attractive career opportunities for both men and women.”
Chosen for their commitment, sense of initiative and interpersonal skills, the new duos of So’SPIE Ladies are:
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