“En Avant Toutes” by Orange Business Services is a Personal Development Programme for Executives (from low to top managers) created in 2014.
The participants are volunteers and selected by HR and/or their managers.
Brief outline of the initiative
The programme represents a great opportunity for women to be empowered even if not detected as high potential. It indeed provides them with 1st level with responsibility, to better break the ‘glass ceiling’.
This one-year journey includes workshops in groups, individual coaching, One day session with practical exercises, as well as conferences with role models to be inspired.
“En Avant Toutes” is entirely conducted internally at Orange.
Once a year
Country of origin
Country/Region of implementation
France + to come in Mauritius Island, India and Egypt
Number of participants
Core objective of the Programme
☒ Women empowerment (identifying barriers and working on strengths, creating a community)
☒ Supporting organizational change (strategy for developing diversity, implementation of specific policies, support to change makers)
☐ Allies buy-in and support (mentors, men championing)
☐ External Scrutiny (Pledge board, Indicators, celebration of success…)
☐ Other => Please specify:
☒ Internal Diversity & Inclusion Strategy for a safe workplace with equal rights (please specify)
☐ Commitment of men - please specify:
☒ Personal development training - please specify: Workshops in groups, individual coaching
☒ Role model highlighted
☐ Networking (women network, men network or mixed) - please specify:
☐ Mentoring (unique or mixed gender, please specify) (experienced & wise guide)
☒ Coaching (ability to inspire and grow people/Foster emulation/ Being influential)
☐ Events (sharing with other companies) - please specify:
☐ Other - please specify:
☐ Online e-learning Module
☐ Online seminar
☐ Self-Assessment tool
☒ Consolidated educational/training programme
☐ Other, please specify:
“It is an interesting programme to empower women starting their management journey. Not targeting specially High Potential Top levels”By organisers
“The sharing session with all Programme participants is a great asset. It is indeed an opportunity to be more inspired and energized.”By participants
Organisation’s strategy to adress Women Empowerment
- Participation at inter companies’ events (ELLE active Week, initiated by Danone)
- Internal Women networks (more than 15 networks for women at Orange, depending of the location, the job, the structure of the entity). With a coordinating network called ‘INNOV Elle’.
- Internal Men network (Engaging men on professional equality, having a different mindset on women success in the company, balance workload at home).
Source of information: Interview