International Women’s Day 2017: Let’s be bold for change!

On March 8, the world is celebrating International Women’s Day. At AXA, we work daily to become the favorite insurer for women around the world, by supporting them in their everyday lives and providing them with the products and services they need. Move the world forward
Mar 8, 2017
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Women: decision makers in emerging economies
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AXA Sigorta in Turkey wants to offer better protection to women entrepreneurs. This Group subsidiary is looking into providing business interruption insurance solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises. It would also aim to propose a range of support services for work and for the home, which include a dedicated telephone line, reductions on exclusive products for women, and health and nutrition advice.

It also proposes a range of support services for work and for the home, which include a dedicated telephone line, reductions on exclusive products for women, and health and nutrition advice.

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AXA produced the SheForShield report in partnership with the World Bank and Accenture to assess the insurance market’s potential in emerging economies.

Conducted in ten countries (Turkey, Thailand, Nigeria, Morocco, Mexico, Indonesia, India, Colombia, China and Brazil) in 2015, the research reveals that women in these countries are not sufficiently protected and identifies opportunities for growth.

Since then, the AXA Group has made women in emerging countries a priority customer segment. In Nigeria, AXA Mansard has teamed up with WIMBIZ, an NGO working to develop entrepreneurship among Nigerian women. Twenty-eight women received training in finance and strategy this year.

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AXA launches global parental leave policy
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Because equality also means giving everyone the same means to achieve their goals, AXA introduced a global parent policy on January 1, 2017.

It guarantees 16 weeks of primary parent leave, four weeks of co-parent leave, and the return to an equivalent role with similar terms and conditions, for all AXA employees around the world.

The gender gap is also glaringly obvious in the sciences and research. The AXA Research Fund supports 220 women researchers around the world, who are striving to advance the knowledge and prevention of risks affecting our societies. In all, 42% of the researchers supported through AXA’s scientific philanthropy program are women, although women represent only 28% of the global research community.