Closing the Gender Gap:

Dedicated training for potential female partners

gender parity
Company name:
(not disclosed)
Year:
2010
Sector:
Professional Services
Size:
5,000-10,’000
Region:
Europe & Central Asia
Country:
France
Website:
(not disclosed)
Contact Position:
Senior Manager, Global Diversity
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The Gap:

Type of Gap: ...at senior management level

At year end 2010, we had ...

  • 13% female partners 
  • 31% female management group members

The Practice:

Type of practice: Mentorship & training

We have put in place a dedicated training programme for women to become partners. 

Women included in this programme receive coaching in small groups and get mentored during and after the training by a female partner from the firm.

Metrics:

% of women issued from this training and actually promoted to a higher category.

Implementation Date:

The programme started in November 2010 and it is still in progress.

The Success:

Satisfaction of attendants

Success factors:

  1. Number of attendants by seminar
  2. Satisfaction of attendants
  3. Number of attendants promoted within the next 2 years following the end of training

Barriers:

  1. Some units fail to name women to send to the seminar
  2. Successful professionals are the ones who lack the time to attend such a training
  3. Seminar may be watched with skepticism by men with potential

Keywords:

Coaching / Mentoring|Education|Employee Satisfaction|Feedback|Monitoring|Performance Management|Talent Management
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