Orange sponsors the Women’s Forum 2016


Orange sponsors the Women’s Forum for the 12th consecutive year

Orange sponsors the Women’s Forum for the 12th consecutive year

Orange is proud to sponsor the Women’s Forum for the 12th consecutive year, to be held in Deauville from November 30th to December 2nd, 2016.
Once again, this sponsorship is a strong statement of Orange’s commitment to equal opportunity in the workplace for men and women. Orange’s presence at the Women’s Forum illustrates the importance it assigns to the development of women’s leadership within its organization.

Women invited to discuss the topic of “Is the sharing economy synonymous with a world of sharing?”

The 2016 edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting looks at the implications of the megatrend of the sharing economy for traditional segments and industries and at how we work and our consumption habits. Still, a clear difference can be seen between commercial practices related to the sharing economy and visions of collaborative societies.

Personalized coaching on social networks

As a major player in the digital economy, Orange offers individual coaching on the social networks to all attendees at the Women’s Forum, who can also test virtual reality programmes at its exhibit.

Collective work sessions

During collective sessions, attendees are also invited to talk with Orange representatives on the following themes:

How does better gender balance boost innovation?
This round table will be led by Claudine Schmuck, who heads up Global Contact. She will be joined by Christine Albanel, Orange Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity, Partnerships and Philanthropy; Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissiere, Orange Senior Executive Vice President of Innovation, Marketing and Technologies; and Stéphane, Chairman of Française des Jeux.

How do new business models and technologies create social impact?
On this topic, Véronique Forge, Founder and Director of Business O Féminin, will bring together Joëlle Hazoume Alao, Director of Orange Money Guinée; Léa Thomassin, co-founder of HelloAsso; Sajida Zouarhi, PhD student at Orange Labs – Blockchain expert @Magmateek.

Speak up online: coaching by Twitter
Jérome Tomasini, Managing Editor of Twitter France will lead this session.

Spokespersons from the Orange group will also be present during sessions of the official Women’s Forum programme:
CEO Champions Workshop: “Diversifying diversity programs via involving more men in the discussion”
Fabienne Dulac, Senior Executive Vice President of Orange France.
Taking on the new economy
Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissière, Orange Senior Executive Vice President of Innovation, Marketing and Technologies.
How to bring more women to the sci-tech workforce?
Bénédicte Javelot, Director of Strategy of the Orange Group.

Orange and its partners launch the “Women in Innovation 2016” hackathon

The hackathon organized by Orange at its Villa Bonne Nouvelle offices in Paris, held last November 17th and 18th, gave awards to three winners this year. They will present their projects during a special session at the Orange Corner.
For more information on the hackathon:

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