A gender-balanced executive team
David Baron, President and Chief Executive Officer, CowaterSogema
"Since day one over 34 years ago, CowaterSogema has been working on social development projects. One of our first projects focused on water and sanitation where community mobilization and women’s engagement were key. It has always been a core view that women play a critical role as development partners and that their knowledge and capacities should be harnessed.
"This fundamental view has been carried throughout the expansion of our service lines and informs the environment that we have created for our employees around the world. I am proud to have an executive team that is gender-balanced and that we offer a parental leave top-up to provide employees the flexibility to take care of their family – whether they are a mother or a father.
"Our company has succeeded because of the quality of people that have dedicated themselves to our projects. This means not only hiring the best professionals – women and men at all levels within the organization – but also making sure that they feel supported and empowered to thrive as we forge a #BalanceforBetter."