At the Societe Generale group, we have four fundamental values.
The first and perhaps the oldest is team spirit.
The second is obviously very important, especially post-crisis: responsibility.
Then, there is innovation, and finally the one closest to my heart: commitment.
In 2015 at COP 21 in Paris, Societe Generale committed to no longer making available dedicated funding for coal, oil from oil sands and Arctic oil.
But what perhaps sets Societe Generale apart from other companies, beyond this everyday commitment to our customers, is everything we are doing is trying to find ways to commit alongside them as well.
Each year, Societe Generale offers all its employees the opportunity to invest in charitable causes in France and abroad. I took on a new project to support a refugee.
His name is Tété. e earned an undergraduate degree in his home country, Togo, and he decided to continue his studies when he arrived in France.
We have been a patron of classical music for many years, and we have this absolutely fantastic project called Playing for Philharmonie. Employees were invited to join professionals.
After a year and a half, we then performed on the most famous international stages, including the Philharmonie de Paris.
I created the start-up IT4Girls because I myself worked in the Societe Generale Group's IT departments. I had noticed that within our teams, there was a lack of developers, and particularly of female developers. I decided to create a start-up that would offer coding workshops to children from a very young age, especially girls, to raise their awareness of the field, and perhaps one day recruit them for our departments.