France’s journey to workplace gender equality
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Béatrice Pola is a partner at Proskauer
Béatrice Pola is a partner at Proskauer
François Touchard is an intern at Proskauer
François Touchard is an intern at Proskauer


Pay inequalities between women and men persist. Data from Eurostat shows that women’s pay across Europe was on average 12.7% lower than men’s. In France, this difference amounted to 22% in 2021, according to the Observatoire des Inégalités.

It is in this context that on 8 March, International Women’s Day, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne presented the 2023-2027 inter-ministerial plan for equality.

This included several measures, such as: