The FACC "Women in Business" (WIB) Committee has hosted several Panel Discussions and Workshops to address France's current Copé-Zimmermann Law, which was voted in 2011 and requires that certain companies include 20% of women on their Boards of Directors beginning in 2014 and 40% of women beginning in 2017.
On June 3rd, FACC Members and guests were invited to attend follow-up Panel that provided perspectives on this important law specifically from the Boardroom. Themes included the presence of women on Nominating and Executive Committees; the impact of a Diversified Board (improved growth, minimization of risk); and Mandates accumulation.
Panelists included Floriane de Saint Pierre, Founder & CEO, Floriane de Saint Pierre & Associés and Founder, Ethics & Boards; Yseulys Costes, Co-Founder, Chair & CEO, Numberly - 1000mercis Group and Board Member of Kering, Seb and Vivendi; and Marie Landel, Expert Comptable, Founder, Marie Landel & Associates and Board Member of Cellnovo and Txcell.
The event was graciously hosted by member firm Baker & McKenzie.
The FACC WIB Committee compiled a guide which includes all the key learning points and speaker information from events on the topic. The guide aims to help women and men seeking guidance for board membership and corporate governance processes.