ESSEC's commitments to gender equality are now part of a multi-year Gender Equality Plan, which addresses the following 5 major areas:
- Developing a strong human capital policy in terms of professional equality
- Commitment to greater gender diversity in all areas of study and programs
- Promote gender research and carry out "women's empowerment" actions
- Commit to fighting sexism and Sexual Gender-Based within the framework of a global policy of Respect for Others
- To practice and transmit a culture of inclusion within the school
These commitments are part of ESSEC's historical commitment to equality between women and men, but also more broadly to diversity and inclusion.
Gender Equality Index
The French law No. 2018-771 of September 5, 2018, on the freedom to choose one's professional future, introduced new measures to end the gender wage gap.
French companies with more than fifty employees must produce and communicate their "gender equality index" every year.
This index includes five indicators calculated on a total of 100 points.
It measures different data related to professional equality:
- Pay gaps
- Gaps in the proportion of women and men who have received a raise
- Differences in the proportion of women and men promoted
- Systematic pay increase of women on maternity leave
- Number of women in the company's top ten earners
With an overall score of 88/100 in 2022 (for 2021 data), ESSEC confirms its strong commitment to professional equality by moving up five points compared to 2021 (for 2020 data).