Five words for equality
Anne-Christine Champion is Global Head of Real Assets (aviation, real estate, infrastructure) at Corporate & Investment Banking at Natixis, and chair of WINN, Natixis' network for promoting gender equality in 2012. Since 2019, WINN has joined forces with the workplace giving program ARRONDI sur salaire (whereby money can be donated from staff’s monthly salary to directly support a charity) to raise funds in support of UN Women.
WINN is an inhouse company network that strives to promote a more inclusive company in terms of gender equality and initially welcomed female executives only, but it opened to all in 2018 and now has more than 1,000 members worldwide, 60% internationally and 20% men. Our goal is to inspire, network and act to foster a more inclusive company.
Gender equality is not just a buzzword at Natixis, and three figures reflect this.
- Three women (Nathalie Bricker, Véronique Sani and Cécile Tricon-Bossard) are among the ten members of the senior management committee.
- Natixis is the leading bank in the ranking for gender balance in management bodies in SBF 120 companies, and climbed 16 places since last year to take 30th position.
- 87/100 is Natixis' score in the French labor ministry's gender equality index.
It is vital to highlight women's success stories to inspire and raise our staff's awareness on the issue of diversity. Maud Bailly, Chief Digital Officer at the Accor group, shared her experience during the WINN general meeting on September 17, 2020.
More than 1,000 mentor-mentee tandems (mixed) have been set up since 2012. This program involves sharing expertise and advice on effective – or enhanced – career management, and we now aim to extend this program internationally by setting up intercultural tandems.
In France and Boston, WINN helped raise more than €10,000 to support UN Women, particularly via the workplace giving ARRONDI sur salaire program.