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Promoting Equity

Alexandre Maymat

Head of the Africa, Mediterranean Basin and Overseas

In Africa, women are the leading players in local economic development. And yet, the path to becoming an entrepreneur remains a difficult one for them. In collaborating with the WIA Foundation, we are proud to support these women entrepreneurs who are shaping the Africa of tomorrow.

Societe Generale strives to fight against discrimination and works on the different components of diversity.

As a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles, under the aegis of the United Nations Global Compact, promoting gender quality at work, both within the company and in its sphere of influence, the Group has made it a priority to promote women.

In this spirit, the "Diversity for Africa" initiative aims at making the Group's employees take part  in defining and setting up a fair company.

In this spirit, Societe Generale supports various initiatives aimed at enhancing women's place in society and the professional world, such as: 


The Women in Africa Foundation supports and assists African women entrepreneurs. It carries out a general interest mission and promotes the spread of education in the field of economi development and  the training of future women leaders of innovative businesses.

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Les Héroïnes

The ‘‘Heroines’’ Forum is an event dedicated to executive and entrepreneur women aspiring to high level careers. It aims to bring together 250 women from every business sectors for a unique day of training, conferences, debates and networking around women's leadership.

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Women 4 Tech

Africa Women 4 Tech is an all-female panel focusing on the representativeness of the feminine gender in the digital ecosystem and the steps to take to involve and empower women.

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Women in Business

Organised in the framework of the Africa CEO Forum, the Women in Business Meeting in Paris brings together 150 of Africa's most influential women from the private sector.

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THOSE WOMEN WHO SHAPE AFRICA

Africa has become the 1st continent of female entrepreneurship! Societe Generale is committed to accompany these leading actresses, including giving them the floor on the Instants Africains blog.

Discover their story (blog in French only).