The Societe Generale Corporate Foundation has supported Capital Filles since 2014. Discover how the association supports professional integration for girls from underprivileged backgrounds.
Capital Filles is an organisation aimed at encouraging the social and professional advancement of girls from underprivileged backgrounds by fighting self-censorship and increasing their ambitions through access to information on the businesses and jobs of the future.
The organisation believes that mobilising major companies and public agencies is a determining factor in improving equality of access to training and promising careers, and it wants to prove this.
Societe Generale was a founding member of Capital Filles in 2011. The Societe Generale Foundation has supported Capital Fille's programme to help girls enter higher education since 2014. This support takes two forms. The first is setting up group workshops which introduce local businesses and the jobs of the future, women's rights in the workplace, and the training available. The second takes the form of individual mentoring by professional "godmothers" from the local businesses who guide the girls in their career paths.
Close to 50 female Societe Generale employees are currently working with Capital Filles as godmothers.
Thanks to this project, more than 4,500 girls in 2014 and 6,000 in 2015 from disadvantaged neighbourhoods or rural areas have been mentored from year 9 up through 2-year post-secondary education.
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