AccorHotels has a strong commitment to gender equality. It has signed the UN's Women's Empowerment Principle and is an Impact Champion in the HeForShe Program.
The Goal is to have 35% of hotel managers to be women by 2017. (This commitment was realised during 2017 with the total reaching 36%. AccorHotels Australia has now committed to target 50%).
In 2016, the business started reporting on gender balance of department managers across the business. In 2017, 45% of department managers were female. The Strategic Leaders Development Program, facilitated by AccorHotels Académie, is the Group's high potential female leadership program designed to accelerate the development of female department managers. Department
managers are a major source of new General Manager appointments.
The Woman at Accor Generation (WAAG) is a global program focused on providing leadership training and networking opportunities for female managers and executives at AccorHotels. The
program is also supported by the Australian Inclusion and Diversity Committee. AccorHotels globally supports the United Nations’ HeForShe program. The program promotes women’s empowerment and gender equality by inviting all members of society to make a commitment to actively increase gender equality – especially in the workforce. The program has been actively promoted across the hotel network. In Australia, 636 AccorHotels staff had made the pledge as of November 2017, up from 328 at the same time in 2016 (source: http://www.heforshe.org/en/accor-hotels)