We are proud to share with you that two Societe Generale senior leaders were recently featured on the 2021 Pride and Power List. Launched in 2012, the annual list celebrates those who are dedicated to working towards true LGBTQI equality and inclusion. This year there were more than 5,000 nominations – so we were very pleased to congratulate them in making it on to the latest list.
Regional Chief Audit Executive & UK Pride Allies Network Senior Executive Sponsor
Over a decade ago, Vincent founded the first ever LGBTQ+ network in a French bank. He is now the network’s Senior Executive Sponsor and has been key in how the bank has provided support to multiple LGBTQ+ events and charities.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
A vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ equality and a powerful advocate for inclusion, Diony has been calling for all members of the Society to take action in creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ employees. She has also been instrumental in our signing of the L’Autre Cercle charter to promote LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the workplace.
Signing the L’Autre Cercle Charter
The Charter is a formal framework for the implementation of policies to promote diversity and prevent discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity. As Diony says “Ensuring the inclusion of all our employees, regardless of their gender, origin or sexual orientation is a corporate duty and a strong commitment for Societe Generale.”
We believe their inclusion in the 2021 Pride and Power List reflects our strong commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. At Societe Generale, we are committed to recognising and promoting all talent without discrimination, and to creating an environment in which employees feel accepted and welcomed for their diversity.
In today’s rapidly evolving banking industry, our success lies with our 138,000 dedicated employees working all around the world.
Making sure that our teams are diverse, enjoy quality working conditions and are fulfilled in their careers is a key factor in encouraging employee engagement.
Societe Generale is committed to five top priorities:
- Corporate culture and ethics
- Occupations and skills
- Diversity and inclusion
- Performance and pay
- Health and safety in the workplace
Mobility & Training
We promote your employability by giving you all the tools you need to develop your career with our Group not only through internal mobility, but also through upskilling thanks to our training offers.
- 23,000 internal job transfers in 2019
- 27 training hours, on average, per employee in 2019, i.e. 4 million hours total
- A variety of training modules (MOOC, social learning, etc.) is available on request
Our goal is to provide you with rewarding career development opportunities in a wide variety of professions.
- We have adopted tools used to match the skills/goals of our employees with our available positions.
- Varying pathways that can be adapted to your personal plan(s), including “break-away” experiences: for example, internal start-up assignments or training courses with continuing education projects.
Diversity & Inclusion
At Societe Generale, diversity and inclusion are not just legal obligations. They are strategic objectives for both the present and the future.
We are determined to be an inclusive company, enriched by diversity, where each employee feels genuinely appreciated.
As an employer, we guarantee equal opportunities for all and are proud to draw on our diversity as a source of strength for our company. The Group is committed to recognising and promoting all its talented resources, no matter what their beliefs, age, disabilities, family relationships, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliations, religious beliefs, ties with unions or minority organisations, or any other characteristic that might expose them to discrimination of any kind.
It is important for us to:
- Create a workplace that fosters inclusion
- Promote employee diversity
- Combat all forms of discrimination
An Open and Flexible Working Environment
In France, India, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, New York and London, we have created working environments that promote collaboration and stimulate innovation. From our creativity-inspiring workspaces to our break areas to our Flex Office layouts... we have pulled out all the stops to foster productive teamwork.
Whether you are joining us for a few months or several years, telework is an option available to everyone seeking an effective work-life balance. We are also thinking of ways to offer telework options to staff members working at the branches.
We can also work together to develop your professional network. Internal networks, expert communities and lunchtime conferences are just a few ways to tap into the goldmine of information at your disposal.