Charter for equality and sharing of good practices
Charter for gender equality
Since 2013, IMT-BS has been a signatory of the Charter for Gender Equality (Charte pour l’égalité femmes-hommes) of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. By signing this charter, the School asserts its commitment to implementing a sustainable policy of equality in this area.
The text of the Charter states that “Equality between women and men is a fundamental right for all and a core value for democracy“. By signing this text, the School asserts its will to implement a sustainable policy for equality in this field.
CPED (Standing Conference of Gender Equality and Diversity Officers)
- IMT-BS is a member of the CPED. Created in 2011, it is a space for the exchange of best practices in favor of equality.
- The CPED website provides tools, feedback and research works related to equality and anti-discrimination policies in higher education.
- It meets at least twice a year, for two days during the CPED days. Its members discuss the practices of their institutions and the different ways of implementing a policy aimed at equality between women and men, respect for diversity and fight against discrimination. It also provides resources for the fight against sexual and gender-based violence as well as against all types of discriminations, whether they concern higher education staff or students.
In particular, the CPED contributed to the creation of the anti-discrimination Kit:
Download the Kit
Increase the attractivity of digital training and jobs for women
Scholarships and trophies
IMT-BS is a partner of the ExcELLEncia Trophy, whose objective is to promote the digital sector among young women. The laureates’ tuition is financed in one of the partner schools.
The Women in Leadership scholarship
The Women in Leadership scholarship: Women are usually underrepresented in management positions and more specifically in the digital and innovation sectors. This scholarship is intended to encourage women to enroll in the IMT-BS MSc programs.
Scholarships can be awarded for amounts up to €5,000. Applications for the Women in Leadership Scholarship are made at the same time as the MSc applications and the results are communicated with the admission results.
Rate of feminization of the programs
|Programs||Student enrollment 2020-2021||% of women|
|Integrated Master in Management program||1190||48.70%|
|MSc International Management||85||35.30%|
|Msc Management of Innovation in the Digital Economy||9||22.20%|
|MSc Aeromat Innovation||21||28.60%|
|MSc Engineer Manager in the Digital Environment||27||18.50%|
|MS Consulting and Management in IS||5||40.00%|
|MS International Affairs Engineering||18||11.10%|
|MS Digital Marketing||5||40.00%|
|MS Data Protection Management||14||57.10%|
|Executive Master Artificial Intelligence||11||45.50%|
Gender diversity in digital professions
MOOC “La mixité dans les métiers du numérique” by Gender@IMT
Launched by the Gender@IMT teaching and research team in March 2018, this MOOC introduces the unrecognized contribution of women in research, in software entrepreneurship and in the digital professions. It analyzes the construction processes of gendered stereotypes related to ICT and identifies the trends that lead to the deconstruction of these stereotypes.
Partnership with Elles Bougent
The association Elles bougent, of which IMT-BS is a partner, aims to strengthen gender diversity in companies in the industrial or digital sectors.
Equality and fight against sexual and gender-based violence
IMT equality action plan
In accordance with the law of August 6, 2019 on the transformation of the Public Service and the decree 2020-528 of May 4, 2020 defining the terms and conditions for the elaboration and implementation of action plans on professional equality in the Public Service, the IMT has developed an action plan in favor of equal treatment between men and women and has included the issue of equal remuneration in its compensation policy. This plan is intended to reinforce existing measures that contribute to encouraging professional equality between men and women: parenting support measures, a specific salary catch-up plan for those whose salaries have fallen behind.
Social report 2021
Feminization rate by family
Fight against SGBV
The issue of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is at the heart of the School’s concerns. In response to this violence, IMT-BS has strengthened its action plan, with prevention and support measures, as well as a protocol for sanctions. It supports students and staff who have been victims of or have witnessed sexual and gender-based violence and encourages the reporting of information and alerts.
In 2015, a gender equality liaison officer was appointed on campus, for both schools. Since 2021, each of the schools, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School and Telecom SudParis, has appointed its own liaison officer. Both of them work in close collaboration for the prevention of SGBV (sexual and gender-based violence) and the collective reflection on issues of gender equality.
A variety of resources have been provided to students and staff:
- Information Guide on sexual and gender-based violence,
- Bookmark providing all useful information and contacts (listening unit, associations…),
- Business card containing information on the different types of SGBV and the sanctions or penalties incurred,
- On-campus poster campaign,
- Organization of an annual awareness day on SGBV, with the participation of student associations (poster campaigns, round tables…). It is scheduled to coincide with the international day for the prevention of violence against women.
See the section:
How to prevent sexual and gender-based violence
In addition to the actions taken by the schools on equality and the prevention of SGBV, the equality officers of both schools and the student associations In&Act and Equallity have set up a space for discussion on the subject of gender equality in a broad sense. It consists in a meeting once a month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesday in a classroom close to the media library, where a resource base will be dedicated to the subject.
This space is aimed at anyone, whether staff or students, who is interested in issues of gender diversity, equality and fight against discrimination. The first edition took place on November 8, 2022 on the theme of sexism in the company.
This space for dialogue should also allow for a better visibility of the actions taken on this topic by the Schools’ equality advisors and by the students’ associations.
For example, every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, In&Act hosts debates that are open to all. Those of September 2022 were about bisexuality and pinkwhashing.
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm, Equallity addresses the history of feminism, of abortion, or questions about biological sex…
The Gender @IMT teaching and research group
Gender@IMT is a teaching and research group on gender issues. The main area of research is the relationship between gender and technology, in particular the construction and maintenance of a disparity between women and men in studies and professions related to information and communication technologies. Some of the topics studied include:
- Inclusion of women in technical studies and professions,
- Functioning of gender stereotypes in technical studies and professions,
- Digital entrepreneurship and gender,
- Women in the history of computer science.
For further information: https://gender.wp.imt-bs.eu/
- Examples of Scopus-indexed publications on gender
Ramzi Benkraiem, Sabri Boubaker, Souad Brinette, Sabrina Khemiri, “Board feminization and innovation through corporate venture capital investments: The moderating effects of independence and management skills”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 163,2021.
Adrián A Díaz-Faes, Paula Otero-Hermida, Müge Ozman, Pablo D’Este, “Do women in science form more diverse research networks than men? An analysis of Spanish biomedical scientists”, PLoS ONE, Volume 15, Issue 12 December, December 2020.
Nabyla Daidj, “Females on corporate boards: French perspectives: Towards more diversity?”, Women on Corporate Boards: An International Perspective, pp. 183-203, January 2018.