International Women’s Day: ENGIE remains mobilised

By ENGIE - 03 March 2021 - 15:20

On 8 March 2021, ENGIE remains as committed as ever to the cause of women. Gender equality is one of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals that are necessary to change the world. This day is an opportunity to review the situation of women everywhere, the rights obtained and what remains to be done. It is important to remember that nothing is ever definitive in this area and that gender equality cannot be taken for granted. It is an on-going fight, an effort to be maintained in all circumstances, in both private and professional spheres.  


This is why ENGIE, driven by its purpose, “to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy”, supports its ambition in climate challenges as well as social and societal issues. The company’s commitments concern parity, with a target of 50% female managers by 2030, as well as professional equality, the fight against sexism and violence against women. ENGIE is also strongly committed to the promotion of technical and digital activities, propitious for the employment of women. 


ENGIE deploys a number of actions on International Women’s Day:  


  • March 4th: bookshop and online launch of the illustrated book "Women go digital", published by Le Cherche Midi

Women go digital traces the place of women in the Tech sector. ENGIE employees bear witness to their personal experience within the Group in France and abroad. The book also describes historic figures, pioneers and women in the vanguard of computer sciences and programming, together with school initiatives and public and private organisations engaged in the fight for fair and exemplary gender equality. With a preface by Aurélie Jean, Doctor of Sciences, entrepreneur and Administrator of the ENGIE Foundation, the book is illustrated by Fabienne Legrand, an author whose latest release is Kourrage Antoine. 



  • March 4th: participate in "9:30 Le Réveil Digital d’ENGIE", in collaboration with La Tribune: "New possibilities for a new world: digital technologies offer new opportunities for women"

To mark the publication of the book “Women go digital”, watch the live discussion between Yves Le Gélard, Executive Vice President responsible for Digital and Information Systems at ENGIE, Aurélie Jean, PhD., doctor of sciences and entrepreneur, CEO and founder of In Silico Veritas, and Erik Orsenna, writer and economist. 

Watch the Live video, from 9.30am on or YouTube 

This discussion will be available in podcast format on Bing audio / “épisode des engagés”: 



  • March 8: ALLY International Women's Day Summit from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (NY Time) - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (CET Time)

Michael Webber, ENGIE's Chief Scientific and Technological Officer, who is responsible for ENGIE's Research and Development strategy, will take part in the panel discussion: "From Athletics to Engineering: 8 Ways to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All" - alongside Johnnie Johnson.
To find out more about the event and register, click here: IWD registration link



  • March 25th: ENGIE partners ELLE CAMPUS, an event dedicated to young women graduates

The magazine ELLE is organising ELLE Campus, an event dedicated to women students preparing to launch themselves on the job market. 

To mark the release of the book “Women go digital”, ENGIE is partnering this event and offers the possibility of attending a live conference held on March 25th.