Gender equality


  Atelier « Mentoring » au Forum Elle Active, avril 2016 – Paris (France)

Head of HR Development, Lagardère Active



The Elle Active Forum is an event organised by Elle magazine that has been held in several French cities since 2012. It has gradually established itself as an unmissable annual event for working women.

The events deal with several key themes relating to women's career management, via practical workshops and one-on-one meetings, but also debates with experts. Over the years, feedback from participants has prompted Elle Active's team to link up with training consultancies in order to cover subjects in greater depth. As a result, specific training courses have been developed to help women increase their professional skills.

Lagardère Active has naturally taken part in the project by setting up these in-house training courses. So far, more than 50 women have taken part in them. We decided to organise this training on an intracompany basis to foster discussions about these matters within the division.

The Elle Active Academy forms part of an approach promoting responsible commitment to women.







Mentoring workshop at the Elle Active Forum,
April 2016 – Paris (France).



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Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide.
It employs some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions.


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