Renault-Nissan Alliance Continues Progress in Closing the Global Gender Gap

Renault-Nissan Alliance Continues Progress in Closing the Global Gender Gap 
DEAUVILLE, France, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - 

    --  Female recruitment has particularly accelerated in emerging
        economies, helping to increase gender parity in key countries
        such as Russia and Brazil
    --  Renault remains an industry benchmark for women at the senior
        executive level and has become a benchmark for women at the
        highest corporate level in France
    --  Percentage of women managers at Nissan in Japan is more than
        double national average for manufacturers
    --  Executive management teams of Renault and Nissan become even
        more diverse, reflecting the global scale of both brands

The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to make progress in closing the gender 
gap, and in the past year the organization has particularly accelerated 
recruitment and advancement of women in key growth markets.

Russia and Brazil are among Renault-Nissan's most successful regions for 
female recruitment and advancement into management positions. In Russia, 
Renault's third-largest market, women account for 19% of the workforce and 25% 
of managers. In 2013, 40% of all new Renault recruits in Russia were women, up 
from 35% in the previous year.

At Nissan, women account for 15% of the workforce in Russia and 27.7% of 
managers, one of the highest ratios within the company.

Brazil is another key growth market, where rapid hiring has helped increase 
the ranks of women managers at Nissan. Nissan has almost tripled the number of 
female managers in Brazil in just one year. Women now represent nearly 20% of 
all Nissan Brazil managers. Thanks in part to Brazil's success, the number of 
women managers has surged 70% in the last five years throughout Nissan's 
operations in the Americas.

"Because of the faster pace of growth and demand for talent, emerging markets 
represent a historic opportunity to close the global gender gap," said 
Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. "But make no mistake: Closing 
the gender gap is our objective worldwide, including in our home markets."

Globally, Renault remains a leader in the industry in terms of women at the 
senior executive management level. Two out of its ten-member executive 
committee are women. Renault now has similar representation of women at all 
levels of the company. Women comprise 17.4% of Renault's global headcount, 17% 
of managerial positions and 16% of Renault's key 150 executive positions 

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