Company NewsOctober 11, 2022

Dassault Systèmes supports gender diversity on International Day of the Girl Child

Dassault Systèmes continues a commitment to gender diversity by addressing the global challenges girls are faced with.
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Maryann Dennehy

2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child, which is dedicated to increasing attention on issues that matter to girls and to create opportunities for girls to have their voices heard globally. Dassault Systèmes continues a commitment to gender diversity by addressing the global challenges girls are faced with. For example, the global percentage of females among Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates is below 15% in over two-thirds of countries. And, nearly 1 in 4 girls aged 15 – 19 globally are not in education, employment or training, compared to 1 in 10 boys. We can do better.

Today, we continue our series of blogs featuring the Women’s Initiative Network Conversations series about diversity at Dassault Systèmes and how we are empowering young girls to create their own path. In a series of short videos, 3DS people talk openly and informally about their career experiences and their visions of gender diversity.

The WIN Conversations series launched on International Women’s Day 2021, and continues today with new conversations featuring Gian Paolo Bassi, executive vice president, 3DEXPERIENCE Works and customer role experience and Valérie Ferret, vice president,Edu.

Gian Paolo was raised in a family of strong women and knows the value of inclusion. “when you foster a culture and an atmosphere of inclusion and diversity, you create an environment that is condusive to innovation, because you have different ideas and you have a flourishing of inspiration. Innovation comes from unexpected places.” Hear more from Gian Paolo in the video.

Valérie Ferret has been with Dassault Systèmes more than 14 years and has held several leadership positions. Valérie had two children while working here and thanks to family and child friendly support systems available in France and in the company, she was able to continue to grow her career. “I have seen how much gender diversity has evolved over the years. We now have half of the executive committee positions led by women, half the board members are women, and many women are in managerial positions.” You can hear more from Valérie in the video.

Watch the entire WIN video series here

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