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"We had to work hard": these women who manage to make their mark in male-dominated worlds

2023-11-30T20:18:51.710Z

Highlights: In France, only 12% of professions are mixed, a figure that the government wants to raise to a third by 2025. Apart from the most "masculine" occupations such as construction worker, police officer or vehicle driver, the feminization of certain positions in companies remains very timid. Only 40% of executives are women, according to figures published by INSEE in 2022. Only the intermediate professions are truly mixed. Women now make up half of the workforce among doctors, trainers, legal professionals, administrative staff and civil servants.


TESTIMONIALS - Convinced that desire and determination are stronger than all prejudices, more and more women are making a place for themselves in the front row in the worlds of haute cuisine, construction or tech.


It's getting better, but we're still a long way off. Gender diversity in professions remains a distant objective. In France, only 12% of professions are mixed, a figure that the government wants to raise to a third by 2025. Apart from the most "masculine" occupations such as construction worker, police officer or vehicle driver, the feminization of certain positions in companies remains very timid.

Only 40% of executives are women, according to figures published by INSEE in 2022. Only the intermediate professions are truly mixed. Of the 88 major types of trades identified by the Ministry of Labour, there were 16 mixed trades in 1982-1984. There are only five more, 35 years later. Women now make up half of the workforce among doctors, trainers, legal professionals, administrative staff and civil servants.

Great determination

Some women have managed to occupy positions of responsibility, contrary to prejudices. Clear...

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Source: lefigaro

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