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Gender Equality

ESSEC's commitments to gender equality are now part of a multi-year Gender Equality Plan, which addresses the following 5 major areas:

  • Developing a strong human capital policy in terms of professional equality
  • Commitment to greater gender diversity in all areas of study and programs
  • Promote gender research and carry out "women's empowerment" actions
  • Commit to fighting sexism and Sexual Gender-Based within the framework of a global policy of Respect for Others
  • To practice and transmit a culture of inclusion within the school

These commitments are part of ESSEC's historical commitment to equality between women and men, but also more broadly to diversity and inclusion.


Download the ESSEC Gender Equality Plan 2022-2025

Gender Equality Index

The French law No. 2018-771 of September 5, 2018, on the freedom to choose one's professional future, introduced new measures to end the gender wage gap. 

French companies with more than fifty employees must produce and communicate their "gender equality index" every year.
This index includes five indicators calculated on a total of 100 points.
It measures different data related to professional equality:

  • Pay gaps
  • Gaps in the proportion of women and men who have received a raise
  • Differences in the proportion of women and men promoted
  • Systematic pay increase of women on maternity leave
  • Number of women in the company's top ten earners

With an overall score of 86/100 in 2023 (for 2022 data), ESSEC confirms its strong commitment to professional equality.

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