The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world’s fourth-largest automotive group, continues to make progress in its commitment to closing the gender gap, with both companies reporting a rise in the percentage of women in manager-level positions globally in 2013 compared with the previous year.
At Renault, women accounted for 18.4% of manager-level positions globally in 2013, up from 17% in the previous year. Women also accounted for 19.3% of the company’s 2,000 global key positions, up from 17% in 2012.
Globally, Renault remains a leader in the auto industry in terms of women at the senior executive management level. Two out of its ten-member executive committee are women: Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President of the Office of the CEO; and Marie-Françoise Damesin, Executive Vice President for Human Resources. Damesin is also Renault-Nissan Alliance Executive Vice President for Human Resources.
At Nissan, women accounted for 10.6% of manager-level positions globally in fiscal year 2013*, up from 10.3% in fiscal year 2012. In Japan, women at Nissan accounted for 7.1% of such positions, up from 6.8% in the previous year and more than quadruple from 1.6% in fiscal year 2004. By 2017, Nissan aims to raise that figure to 10% in Japanand to 14% globally.
Nissan continues to be an industry benchmark in its home market of Japan, with the percentage of its women managers more than double the national average for large manufacturers. In March, Nissan was recognized as a “Nadeshiko Brand” by the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) for the second year in a row for its support and promotion of women in the workplace.
“The Renault-Nissan Alliance remains committed to fully leveraging our global talent pool and closing the gender gap, and we are seeing incremental progress toward that goal every year,” said Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “Hiring and promoting women is the right thing to do for society – and for our business, because women decide or influence the overwhelming majority of car purchases globally.”
SOURCE Renault-Nissan Alliance