A joint initiative by Mazars and the Observatory for Gender Balance
Many companies implement multiple gender diversity measures, yet still fail to generate the change they want. Indeed, when it comes to gender diversity, more measures do not necessarily mean better results: companies today need to know if they are implementing the “right” actions – those which have been proven to deliver results and drive progress.
Members of the French think tank the Observatory for Gender Balance have worked together to identify six measures proven to effectively accelerate corporate gender diversity. Mazars – a partner of the Observatory – co-developed this self-assessment questionnaire to give CEOs a practical tool to quickly assess if their company has implemented the “six measures that work”. This questionnaire also helps CEOs identify potential gaps and the areas in their gender-diversity programmes that need the most attention.
This self-assessment tool is also featured in the latest edition of the Observatory for Gender Balance Green Paper.
The development of this tool was led by Cécile Kossoff, Global Leader for Diversity and Inclusion at Mazars Group, and produced in collaboration with the Observatory for Gender Balance under the coordination of Marie-Christine Maheas, and with the exceptional contribution of Dr. Rohini Anand, former SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Sodexo and Senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor at Rohini Anand LLC.
The opportunity for a constructive dialogue with different stakeholders
We invite the leaders of businesses of all sizes and sectors to complete this self-assessment, individually or in collaboration with their HR manager, and/or their head of diversity, and/or their diversity network if any. This questionnaire highlights all the actions they need to consider if they want to successfully implement each of the six measures recommended by the Observatory for Gender Balance. It will also help them identify the right actions needed to take to build, or complement, their gender diversity roadmaps in order to create sustainable results.
Additionally, we also invite leaders to discover how Mazars can support leadership teams in developing a dynamic strategy to promote gender balance.
Read more about the Observatory for Gender Balance
Gender diversity checklistComplete
Thank you for completing the Gender Diversity CEO checklist! We hope this exercise has been meaningful and instructive; and that you have gained valuable insights to enhance your gender equality programmes and increase the impact of your actions.
You’ll find here a synopsis of your assessment, with your overall score as well as your score on each of the six measures that drive gender diversity results.
How to read the score?
Overall, you will see two scores: the first one is the number of actions out of 71 for which you gave a top grade (4 or 5). The second is the percentage of actions which received a top grade (4 and 5).
For example, if you marked 40 actions with grade 4 or 5 out of a total of 71, your score will show 56, which means your company is already implementing 56% of the actions that are recommended to drive gender diversity.
On each measure, the score shows the percentage of actions for which you gave a top grade (4 or 5).
For example, on Measure 1 “CEO commitment”, if you selected the highest grades (4 or 5) for 15 actions (out of 20), your score on this measure will show 75. It means that you are applying 75% of the actions that are recommended to drive gender diversity in your company.
You can read your assessment and tips on how to further improve or enhance gender diversity programmes in your organisation. Our team is available for an individual discussion to share thoughts and address any question you may have.
We would like to thank the Observatory for Gender Balance and its experts for their contributions and inputs along the way. We extend our thanks to our colleague Christin Drücke, Partner at Mazars in Germany, in charge of diversity and inclusion, for her coordination and support in developing this checklist and piloting its utilization within our German office.
# of questions for which you gave a 4 or 5 grade
% of actions listed in the checklist which are implemented in your company
Score on each measure
% of actions implemented in your company, for each measure
The “Self-assessment questionnaire for leaders wanting to accelerate gender diversity” was co-developed under the direction of Mazars, together with the Observatory for Gender Balance, and with the exceptional contribution of Rohini Anand, Former SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo and Senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Inclusion Advisor at Rohini Anand LLC. It is a collective work protected by French and international copyright laws ©, filed with the INPI, and jointly owned by Mazars and the Observatory for Gender Balance. Consequently, any reproduction or use of the content – in whole or in part – for a fee or free of charge, is prohibited without their prior authorisation and constitutes infringement.