For the ninth consecutive year, Mazars, an international audit and consulting group with accounting, management, tax and legal services, is a partner to the Women’s Forum, which will be held in Deauville from 14 to 16 October, 2015. On this occasion, the results of a study highlighting the perception that women have about Europe, and more precisely, their vision of what has been accomplished in progress towards gender equality, will be published.
For Mazars, this is an issue that is very important, as the Group has promoted parity and gender equality for many years.
Europe helps to achieve progress in women’s rights. In spite of what seems to be a well-established fact, their knowledge on the role Europe plays in this subject remains quite obscure, as 49% of European women questioned declare that they are not aware of actions taken by European Union institutions, when they are the main targets. It also would seem that European women are the ones who have the least amount of knowledge on the role Europe plays in promoting gender equality. The main subject mentioned remains politics, which stands out far in front of the fight against stereotypes.
To present the research of this study, Muriel de Saint-Sauveur, who was at the origin of the creation of the Gender Equality department in the Mazars Group, will take part in a round table discussion at the Women’s Forum:
On Thursday, 15 October from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Entitled: “Breathe life (back) into the European dream: an intergenerational debate”
Chaired by Sharon Leclerq-Spooner, Euractiv.com
In 2011, Muriel de Saint-Sauveur published a book entitled “A Women’s World, a Better World?” where she questioned a hundred women, who were financial, political or cultural managers from thirty-three different countries, asking them what they would change on the organisation of the world, if they could. In 2014, the Mazars Group launched a new international opinion poll entitled: “Spotlight on Three Generations of Women” [3 générations de femmes à la loupe,” in a partnership with the French UN Women’s Committee. The goal of this study was to better understand the way gender diversity is changing throughout the world. “Welcome to the Women’s Planet” [Bienvenue sur la planète des femmes”] followed this study.
Methodology of this study
Mazars carried out this study, supported by the French UN Women’s Committee, questioning 2,400 women from 108 different nationalities and three different generations on issues concerning gender equality and the role played by the European Union in this subject.