Generali was included by Forbes in the World’s Top Companies for Women list, the ranking that recognises excellence in attracting, retaining, and enhancing female talent by offering flexible work arrangements, skill development programmes, family leave options and a mission that aligns with women’s empowerment.
Following a survey that involved approximately 70,000 women working for multinational corporations across 37 countries, the Group ranked first among its Italian counterparts and 22nd in the list of the 400 most female-friendly companies at global level.
To create the list, Forbes and market research firm Statista asked participants if they would recommend their employer to friends or family, and to rate the corporation on both general workplace practices and on such gender-specific issues as gender pay equity, the management of employee discrimination cases, and whether men and women have the same opportunities for advancement. Women were also asked to rate other companies within their respective industries, and eligible companies were then assessed to determine the percentage of women in leadership positions.
Generali’s commitment as a Responsible Employer
As a Responsible Employer and in line with the Group’s People Strategy “GPeople24 – Ready for the Next”, Generali is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, upskilling people, nurturing talent in all its forms, and implementing more flexible and sustainable ways of working.
Gender balance and pay equity
Generali supports its people by fair processes and equal opportunities, considering diversity in all its components as a value, also committing towards specific actions, such as structurally reducing the Gender Pay Gap and achieving an Equal Pay Gap towards zero in the 2022-2024 strategic cycle.
In addition, the Group has a clear ambition to increase the presence of women in strategic positions, reaching 40% at Group level (30% as of 31.12.2022), and to further improve the presence of women in managerial roles.
To achieve these goals, two rolling programmes are in place at Group level:
- the Lioness Acceleration Program, a 12-month development journey for senior women managers to enhance executive presence, political savvy and strategic leadership,
- and Elevate, targeting women managers to foster their development and career progression through three key elements: sponsorship, executive presence training and networking.
Furthermore, in 2023, Generali launched TOGETHER, its first global Women & Allies network aimed at fostering a culture of equality across the organization and increasing awareness around gender equality. The network ensures that diverse perspectives are considered: it highlights the pivotal role of allies, who stand as an indispensable cornerstone in the pursuit of gender equality, while recognizing and celebrating the valuable contributions of both Generali women and their allies in supporting the Group’s ambitions.
These Group initiatives are complemented by more than 100 actions launched at local level, such as Women Mentoring, STEM Women Recruitment Programs, and return-to-work after maternity leave initiatives, among others.