France

Along with the United States and Great Britain, women in France were most concerned about being paid the same as their male colleagues with 64 percent of them citing this as the major issue they face in the workplace. Nearly half, 47 percent, of French women did not think they earned the same as a man on the same job. The second most pressing issue for French women was having the same career opportunities as men. French women ranked second highest when asked if men had better chances of developing their career than women with 55 percent agreeing with this and the same number saying men had better access to jobs.


More than one in five French women, or 22 percent, reported being harassed at work, but only 16 percent would speak out.  

Polling Results

How france scored from 1 to 44 for each question. (Lowest rank and highest average score is the most positive).

  • 03

    Conditions are favourable for social entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses

    (77.1)
  • 03

    Government policy supports social entrepreneurs

    (72.9)
  • 19

    It is easy for social entrepreneurs to get grant funding

    (45.8)
  • 19

    It is easy for social entrepreneurs to access investment (debt and/or equity)

    (37.5)
  • 19

    Social entrepreneurs can access the non-financial support they need

    (62.5)
  • 10

    It is easy for social entrepreneurs to sell to government

    (43.2)
  • 10

    It is easy for social entrepreneurs to sell to business

    (54.5)
  • 28

    It is easy for social entrepreneurs to sell to the public

    (58.3)
  • 02

    It is easy for social entrepreneurs to attract staff with the required skills

    (77.1)
  • 20

    The general public understands what social entrepreneurs do

    (37.5)
  • 30

    Social entrepreneurs can make a living from their work in my country

    (50)
  • 14

    Social entrepreneurship is gaining momentum

    (82.5)

Questions We Asked

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