Accor launches its international women’s network: Women at Accor Generation
Accor recently launched its international women’s network: Women at Accor Generation (WAAG). WAAG’s aim is to fight against stereotypes and help Accor reach its gender equality objectives. This network is opened to both women and men, and is represented on all five continents.
WAAG’s activities are mainly based on mentoring, sharing of experiences and training, as well as on the creation and collaboration through networks, with the aim of promoting greater access by women to managerial positions. The network also intends to act as a source of proposals in areas that concern Accor’s own business.
“We know that mixed teams are more innovative and more efficient. Women at Accor Generation aims to give women confidence in their potential, to embolden them, and to accompany them as they take this approach.” explains Sophie Stabile, Accor’s Global Chief Financial Officer and Chairwoman of the network.
WAAG’s initiatives are agreed on collectively and in consultation with the regions. They are coordinated locally by nine regional leaders in eight geographic regions, namely: Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Latin America, Southern Europe, Northern, Eastern and Central Europe, and France.
By end 2015, the network aims to have 3,000 members and to have deployed all its action plans and workgroups on the five continents.