The Global Summit of Women salutes the winners of the awards presented at the 2014 Summit

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viviane redingViviane Reding

In 2010, Viviane Reding became the first Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. In this role, she has launched a series of ground-breaking proposals in the field of civil, commercial, consumer and criminal law, creating the basis for a European area of justice. She has pushed for legislation to increase the number of women on boards and has created the basis for a fundamental rights culture across European institutions.

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Viviane Reding, Roza Otunbayeva, Former President of KyrgystanViviane Reding receives the Award from former President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva


nicole notatNicole Notat

Nicole Notat was the first woman to lead a major trade union in France when she served as Secretary-General of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT) from 1992-2002. She is also the Founder and Chairwoman of Vigeo SAS, the first European Corporate Social Responsibility rating agency.

A teacher by profession, she discovered trade unionism in the late 60s, joining the CFDT and moving into leadership positions regionally before leading the national organization with 600,000 members. She has a well-earned reputation as a strong advocate for workers’ rights and for being a committed leader to women’s equal rights in the workplace.

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Minister Najat and Nicole_NotatFrench Women’s Leadership Awardee Nicole Notat with French Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, who presented the Award.


The Corporate Champions Award was presented to French companies in the CAC40 with at least 30% women board directors.


The company’s Board of Directors has
7 women out of 18 members for 38.9%

MestrelletGerard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO


The company’s Board of Directors has a Management Board of
4 women out of 12 members for 33.3%

stephane richardStephane Richard, Chairman & CEO


The company’s Board of Directors has
4 women out of 11 members for 36.4%

patricia barbizetPatricia Barbizet, Vice Chairman


The company’s Board of Directors has
6 women out of 15 members for 40%

Frederic Oudea, Chairman and CEO, Societe Generale


The company’s Board of Directors has
5 women out of 12 members for 41.7%

Thierry Pilenko, Chairman and CEO, Technip