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Mixité in Greater Paris: can do better

Mayors, general managers or presidents, women still struggle to win positions of responsibility in the public and private authorities of Île-de-France. Worn by the Circle of Women of Greater Paris and Paris Economic Capital, the second barometer of the Grand Paris 2019 mix proves, once again, that there is still a long way to go in terms of gender equality.

Of the 131 mayors in the metropolis of Greater Paris, only 23% are women. In fact, following the June 2017 legislative and senatorial elections of October 2017, synonymous with the end of the plurality of mandates, they are 30 in number, whereas in the aftermath of the March 2014 municipal elections, they do not were only 23.

Political parity at Hidalgo and Pécresse, disparity in services

In intramural Paris, besides Anne Hidalgo, 11 borough mayors are men, and 9 women, while among the directors of service, they are 12 out of 21. By contrast, in terms of presidency and general management of public companies, the figures fall to 6 out of 17 and 6 out of 18.

At the Ile-de-France Regional Council, except for President Valérie Pécresse, it's not much better: 21 out of 41 directorates are headed by men. At the head of the regional agencies, it is worse: 7 out of 20 are presidents and 9 out of 19 are general directors. However, last year, both the City Hall and the Region were distinguished by exact parity among service managers …

Read also: (Exclusive) Results of the first barometer of the mix of Greater Paris

State and management structures at stake

In representations of the State in the region, it gets worse. The prefect of Paris, prefect of Île-de-France, Michel Cadot, is a man. Of the eight prefects of the department, only a prefect is a prefect. At the head of the deconcentrated services, they are only 6 out of 20.

In a sample of 42 public planning bodies in Greater Paris, 34% of presidents are presidents and 35% of CEOs are general directors. It should be noted that the president of the regional council Valérie Pécresse is also the president of the public operator Greater Paris Aménagement.

13% of women Transportation Chairperson

As for their representation in the economic sectors of services to the city, their percentage oscillates between … 13% and 34%. Out of 45 real estate promotion and investment companies, 23% have a regional director Ile-de-France or a delegate Grand Paris.

In the 34 companies specializing in energy, logistics and urban equipment, 34% occupy the position of regional director or delegate Grand Paris. Of 60 positions among transport stakeholders in the Paris region, this percentage has dropped to 13%. With 21% women on the executive committee of the Société du Grand Paris, the public establishment building the Grand Paris Express, is nevertheless much better than London's Crossrail, which has a ceiling of 10%.


Check out the 2nd Barometer of the diversity of Greater Paris 2019 (28 pages, 2 MB) by clicking on the image below (full screen display):

Barometer of the mix of Greater Paris 2019


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