Carrefour Announces Increase In Women Occupying Senior Management Roles
French retail giant Carrefour has announced an 8.6% increase in the number of women it employs in ‘senior management’ positions, meaning that females now account for 38.3% of Carrefour management globally.
This is the fruit of its 2011-founded ‘Women Leaders’ programme. Within this is a female-employee mentoring system, which ‘in particular’, Carrefour says, has been successful in Argentina, Italy and its home country of France. The 8.6% rise was measured between 2011 and 2015.
It has ‘resulted in women's networks being set up, as well as childcare facilities across the company. Women can now adapt their working hours when they return from maternity leave.’
‘While encapsulating the joint ambition that is shared by all the countries in which the Group operates,’ the Carrefour press release also says, ‘this programme is also tailored to cater to specific local situations, encouraging people to share examples of best practice.’
Worldwide, 58% of Carrefour staff are female.
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