Mazars, sponsor of the “Celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 in support of HeForShe”
We are delighted that Mazars is one of the event sponsors of the Celebration of the International Women’s Day 2018 held on 6 March 2018. Organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) and The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong (FCCIHK) in partnership with the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), the evening’s conference was held to celebrate the International Women’s Day and to promote gender equality under the United Nations’ global “HeForShe” initiative.
Financial Services Director Pierre Latrobe and two of his fellow colleagues represented Mazars Hong Kong at the event. This year, more than 500 C-Suite executives and heads of French and Hong Kong companies and their delegates also attended the HeForShe Forum at the HKEX Connect Hall.
As a proud corporate sponsor, Mazars favours women empowerment and advancement and believes diversity and gender equality are at the core of sustainable growth and progress. The goal of the “HeForShe” campaign to raise awareness of gender mainstreaming in the business community comes in line with Mazars’ commitment to increasing women empowerment and gender diversity in our workplace.
“HeForShe” is a solidarity campaign for gender equality that was launched in September 2014 by the United Nations with the purpose of inviting and engaging men in removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, known as (UN Women) was established to accelerate progress on meeting women’s needs worldwide.
In line with HeForShe, FCCIHK organised two workshops in 2017 with Schneider Electric, worldwide Impact Champion of HeForShe and Kering to showcase their diversity and inclusion best practises. For 2018, FCCIHK and HKGCC will organise sharing sessions for supporting companies’ representatives and other interested participants to inspire and foster implementation of gender equality policies in their companies.
For more information, visit www.heforshe.org/en .