EWMD International Delegation to Paris

EWMD International Delegation to Paris

An international delegation of EWMD members visited Paris from June 12-16 to learn more about the situation of female managers and strengthen the connections towards French managers. The programme included meetings with French global players such as Vinci Group, Valeo, BPCE, family owned businesses as Fragonard parfum or Duval-Leroy Champagne as well as public institutions and a visit to the social entrepreneur “Jardin de Cocagne”. The meetings gave a profound insight into different industries and businesses.

It turned out that French female managers face similar challenges as in other European countries although child care and family play a more important role. Women are confronted with the same stereotypes as elsewhere, especially in male dominated industries. The delegation met strong and very impressive managers and enjoyed sharing experiences from other countries with them. As to the promising meetings, EWMD International is very optimistic to set up new connections to French representatives in the near future.

Author

Astrid Hake EWMD International Office EWMD National Office Germany