Gender Diversity in the Boardrooms
Key Driver to Company Performance

Strategic Partners

Orbis is the largest hotel group in Poland and Eastern Europe. Orbis comprises more than 100 hotels and is the sole licensor of all AccorHotels brands in 16 countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. It offers a total of almost 19,000 rooms. The hotels operate under the brand names Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget. These brands, recognized throughout the world, provide a quality of service to various standards, ranging from luxury 5-star to budget 1-star hotels.

Orbis’ strategic investor is AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, offers its guests and partners the dual expertise of a hotel operator and brand franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest) with the objective of ensuring lasting growth and harmonious development for the benefit of the greater number.

Since the opening, in 1967, of the first Novotel in Lille Lesquin to today, a wonderful story has been written. It’s the time it takes to go from one hotel to 3,645,  from one country to 92, from one employee to180,000 employees in AccorHotels' brand worldwide.
We are much more than a world leader. We are 180,000 hoteliers with the same shared passion for welcoming. We take care of millions of guests in our 3,800 addresses and on our digital platforms. As an operator and franchisor (HotelServices), owner and investor (HotelInvest), we invest all our energy into making “Feel Welcome” resonate as the finest hotel promise. From luxury to economy and in every corner of the globe, AccorHotels' 17 brands meet all the needs of business and leisure travelers seeking combort, attention and high-quality services.

WAAG's aim is to fight against stereotypes and help Accor reach its gender equality objectives. This network is opened to both women and men, and is represented on all five continents.
Women at Accor Generation is chaired by Sophie Stabile, Accor's Global Chief Financial Officer. Its activities are mainly based on mentoring, sharing of experiences and training, as well as on the creation and collaboration through networks, with the aim of promoting greater access by women to managerial positions.  The network also intends to act as a source of proposals in areas that concern Accor's own business.
The first workgroup set up with this in mind will come up with innovative products and services that meet the expectations of business women who are customers at Accor's hotels.
Women at Accor Generation is structured around a Steering Committee, which determines its key areas of activity and coordinates regional initiatives, and a Bureau, which is its active representative body. WAAG's initiatives are agreed on collectively and in consultation with the regions. They are coordinated locally by nine regional leaders in eight geographic regions, namely: Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Latin America, Southern Europe, Northern, Eastern and Central Europe, and France.
By end 2015, the network aims to have 3,000 members and to have deployed all its action plans and workgroups on the five continents.

Strategic Research Partner

“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide auditconsultingfinancial advisoryrisk managementtax and related services to select clients.
These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”). Each DTTL member firm provides services in particular geographic areas and is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it operates. Each DTTL member firm is structured in accordance with national laws, regulations, customary practice, and other factors, and may secure the provision of professional services in its territory through subsidiaries, affiliates, and other related entities. Not every DTTL member firm provides all services, and certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. DTTL and each DTTL member firm are legally separate and independent entities, which cannot obligate each other. DTTL and each DTTL member firm are liable only for their own acts and omissions, and not those of each other. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients.
Deloitte Romania is one of the leading professional services organizations in the country providing services in six professional areas - audit, tax, legal, consulting, risk services and financial advisory services through more than 500 national and specialized expatriate professionals. 

Main Partners

Sodexo - the worldwide leader in Quality of Life services

Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon in Marseilles, France, Sodexo is the worldwide leader in Quality of Life services. For over 40 years, we have developed unique expertise, backed by 420,000 employees in 80 countries across the globe.
We develop, manage and deliver a unique array of On-site Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services for all our clients to improve the Quality of Life.
Our experiences with our over 75 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance…every day.

Sodexo in Romania

Since 1998, the Romanian Sodexo Group, which currently employs 630 people, offers services that improve the Quality of Life: Employee Benefits; Incentives and Recognition ; Public Benefits; Food / catering services; Facilities Management services.

Key figures worldwide: 18 billion euro in consolidated revenues; 420,000 employees; 80 countries; 32,700 sites; 75 million consumers.

With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2014, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.118 million cars and 123,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2014 was approximately € 8.71 billion on revenues amounting to € 80.40 billion. As of 31 December 2014, the BMW Group had a workforce of 116,324 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

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  • 50% discount on 2 extra tickets.