Nigeria/May 15, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/138 views /nigeria Tech giants vow to double number of women managers by 2022 | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Former US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and Blade’s Emmanuel Freud (R) look on as McKinsey’s Clarisse Magrin (L) speaks during a “Tech For Good” meetup to launch anti-terror ‘Christchurch Call’ at Hotel Marigny in Paris on May 15, 2019, held to discuss good conduct for technology giants. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / POOL / AFP) Forty-five tech giants committed Wednesday to double the number of women on their management boards to 30 percent by 2022, the French presidency said. Alibaba, BNP Paribas, Booking.com, IBM, L’Oreal and Uber were some of the high-profile companies to sign a pledge at the second “Tech for good” summit taking place in Paris. ALSO READ INEC begins presentation of Certificates of Return to National Assembly winnersBusinesses that reach the goal are then to pursue complete parity including on executive committees, the Elysee palace said in a statement. A recent tech-sector study by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company showed that women occupied just 15 percent of management posts at present, it added. The “Tech for good” summit aims to encourage global tech leaders to think about how new technologies can contribute to the common good, in areas such as education and health. ALSO READ Forbes Explains Why Kylie Jenner Is A "Self-Made Billionaire"The initiative is the brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron who was scheduled to dine with 180 leaders of digital companies including Jack Ma of Alibaba, and Ken Hu of Huawei on Wednesday evening. He was also due to individual meetings with IBM boss Virginia Rometty and Dara Khosrowshahi of Uber. ALSO READ Events To Honor Martin Luther King Hold 50 Years After Assassination <br class="clear"/> <br class="clear"/> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleSA editors’ forum condemns attack on SABC journalists in Free Statenext articleA call to action to keep SA’s religious rainbow intactRelated Posts443 shares Nigeria/May 26, 2019 /No Comment Why unions are after me, NAN Managing Director opens upNigeria/May 26, 2019 /No Comment Onaiyekan prays against ‘bad advisers’ for Buhari – The Nation NewspaperEmefiele: CBN has no multiple exchange rates – The Nation NewspaperNgige advises states no to delay minimum wage payment – The Nation NewspaperSenate, House ‘rush’ to amend EFCC Act – The Nation NewspaperSupreme Court goofed on Zamfara verdict, APC NWC meets MondayGhanaian varsity offers $40,000 scholarship to UTME best, Ekene – The Nation NewspaperAir Force strikes neutralise scores of bandits in Zamfara – The Nation NewspaperNNPC posts $490.03m export of crude oil, gas – The Nation NewspaperAgenda for incoming governments – The Nation Newspaper Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.