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September 6, 2016 : L’Express / WIF / WBMI Conference

With Isabelle KOCHER, CEO of ENGIE

A milestone event

The lunch-debate jointly hosted on September 6th 2016 by the Women Initiative Foundation and L’Express magazine was a big success. Over 100 women and men of influence, managers and entrepreneurs were seduced by Isabelle Kocher’s (CEO of ENGIE) pragmatic and innovative management concept.

After setting ENGIE’s strategic issues and ambitions in terms of energy transformation, Isabelle insisted on the pressing need to reconsider together the organization, the management practices and the chain of command in the era of digitalization. ENGIE is implementing an open management system, based on everyone’s initiative and responsibility. Women play an important role in a Group whose Board is the most feminized among the French big corporations. A positive and punchy discussion took place with Martine Liautaud, Founder and CEO of the Women Initiative Foundation and Valérie Lion, Deputy Chief Editor at L’Express. Eventually, Isabelle easily managed to convince of the relevance and universality of her management model.

This lunch initiates a series of debates with role models coming from the business and economic world, and showing an interest in diversity. Whether they are French or not, those public figures will address topics intended to an audience of entrepreneurs and decision makers.