EuropeanPWN plays active role in EC Conference “Equality between women and men in a time of change”


The topic of ‘women in decision-making’ was a key part of the agenda this year at the EC conference “Equality between women and men in a time of change”, held 15 and 16 June in Brussels.
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EuropeanPWN contributed actively to the programme, working closely with the organisers to produce the background note on the session EC background note Session II, making use of the wealth of knowledge in our network.

James Quincey, Group President Nordics and Western Europe of Coca-Cola and Michel Croisé, CEO Sodexo Belgium, presented their vision and concrete action plans on gender diversity.

Michel Croisé said: “I particularly appreciated the depth and quality of our discussion allowing us to exchange best practices and to hear the point of view of other participants on this subject, as well as the one of Commissioner Spidla.”

James Quincey commented: “We believe having more women in economic-decision-making makes a difference. Our experience at Coca-Cola has shown us that women’s insights and leadership create value for the business. And, I know this is backed up by credible research such as that showcased at the conference. With ‘belief’ in place, you have commitment to see it through. Coca-Cola, under the sponsorship of our CEO Muhtar Kent, has a plan for the advancement of women in leadership through creation of an enabling culture and bringing our whole organisation along in this vital area. I shared with the forum some of the steps we’ve taken at Coca-Cola and our intentions for the immediate future. But I really wanted to hear from others because we still have a way to go. I was impressed by my fellow conference participants and found good ideas from the presentations and the discussion. The conference provided examples of role models, programmes, measurement tools and inspiration to keep working from within Coca-Cola to achieve our goal of a greater number of women in senior leadership to ensure our business success in the future”. To find more about how Coca-Cola is dealing with the Gender Equality subject, click here

Find below several links and documents regarding the European Gender Conference:

Press release

Videos from the conference can be accessed in WMPlayer with the following address
Please note that D (day) is to be replaced by 1 or 2; LL is to be replaced by the language or, en and S (=session) replaced by 1, 2 or 3 (3 sessions the 1st day and 2 sessions the 2nd day).

Example for the 3rd session, the first day in French interpretation


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