364gender equality is not just on March 8th!
For Orange, International Women’s Day represents a special
opportunity to remind everyone of the importance we place
on gender equality. This year, we will rely on our corporate
social network, called Plazza, to strengthen our awareness
Since last January, Plazza has hosted a new community that
aims at fostering employees’ thoughts on gender equality.
Employees are encouraged to share positive ideas on
male-female relationships at work and suitable workplaces
for gender balanced teams, as well as the main levers that
promote gender diversity. These ideas take the form of haikus,
very short Japanese poems.
The project “364” will enable the diffusion of a daily positive
thought over the course of a year on Plazza and Twitter.
Talking about gender equality on March 8th is the first step,
but evoking it each of the 364 other days of the year is even
With this booklet, we would like to thank our employees for
having participated in this project as well as their involvement
and great contributions. We also would like to arouse readers’
curiosity and encourage them to take part in this original
project... since gender equality is a state of mind that one
builds and fuels every single day!
The Diversity Department and Plazza team
people who contributed
to the emergence of this
project in four steps
since January 2013, Orange employees have been invited to attend writing
workshops organised throughout France or to post their positive ideas
directly on the wall of the community 364. Either way, employees had to
meet a single demand when writing: to write their positive thought as a
haiku, a 17-syllable poem.
4 after International Women’s day, on March 8th, the selected thoughts
will be broadly spread out through two communities on Plazza, Gender
Equality and 364, as well as a dedicated feed that will be posted on
364 haikus have been selected in order to diffuse a daily positive thought
on gender equality during a year.
a selection committee made of members of both Plazza team and the
Diversity Department have met on a regular basis to pick out the haikus
to be published throughout the year.
He: fair and competent
She: gentle and reputed
A shared ambition
Isabelle. S (Paris)
Two women, two men,
4 o’clock, coffee machine –
Danielle J. (Villejuif)
Little girl and doll
Little boy’s action figure
How about we swap?
Hélène H. (Amiens)
Business wide: love to dare
In privacy: dare to love
Gaelle B. (Orléans)
" I’m the manager
– A pleasure to meet you, sir
Sorry, it’s ‘madam’! "
Margaux C. (Paris)
Alice is foxy
A perfect field technician
Feminine way indeed!
Manon F. (Rennes)
With my three-piece suit
And my lovely moustache.
Male or female?... Just wing it!
Caroline F. (Strasbourg)
Paris or pastry?
Would you like Perrier or tea?
– I’m for parity
Jean-François E. (Paris)
An abundance of ideas!
Big bravo to all!
Julie P. (Paris)
Best tenors in chorus
Soprano voice’s missing
Annie S. (Strasbourg)
No need to be Superman
Marine T. (Paris)
He or she, same job
And same skills in addition:
Equal net salary
Céline G. (Strasbourg)
364a change catalyst
I liked the poetic and playful approach that
I had not heard of beforehand, as well as the
fact that both men and women have been
entice to participate.
Gender equality is a state of mind that Orange builds day after day thanks to its
I liked this project because of its
originality. It also succeeds in shaking up
my feminine and poetic instinct.
To help mentalities evolve, reflect through
haikus, and diffuse them each of the 364 days of
the year is a great idea. Our company proves once
more how involved it is with gender equality
Would you like to participate in project 364?
Please follow us on Twitter #equality364 and go on
the community 364 and post your positive thought
directly on the wall Intranet > Plazza > Access to
my page > My communities > 364 > Entrer dans la
Contacts for further information on project 364:
Isabelle Schaefer • Isabelle.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ziryeb Marouf • Ziryeb.email@example.com
a special thanks
to women and men of Orange who have already taken
part in project 364
Béatrice Le B.
Mireille Le C.
Jean Marc N.