Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Culture(s): women's situation in the workplace

Écoutez la vidéo et remettez les expressions suivantes dans l'ordre où vous les entendez.
Watch the video and put the following expressions back in the order that you heard them.
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Créatrice de mode
Femme d’affaires
Directrice commerciale
Prix Diamant des Kora Awards
Chef d’entreprise
Some sentences are in the correct order. These will be carried over to the next step of the exercise.
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Conception: Geneviève Briet, Université catholique de Louvain
Published on 04/05/2013 - Modified on 10/12/2019
Premier extrait
La journaliste
Clara Lawson Ames, créatrice de mode et femme d’affaires burkinabé, qui nous raconte son combat pour la reconnaissance de l’Afrique et de ses talents à travers son évènement Siren of Sahel Shines, 2e édition.

Second extrait
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Née au Togo et installée à Ouagadougou, Clara Lawson Ames est issue d’une famille d’intellectuels et ne se destinait pas à une carrière de créatrice de mode.
D’abord directrice commerciale dans une compagnie aérienne, Clara décide de suivre sa voie, sur les traces de sa grand-mère couturière et se forme à la création. Ses collections originales et modernes faites de wax et de Faso dan fani remportent un succès immédiat. Très vite remarquée, elle sera ensuite récompensée par le prix Diamant des Kora Awards en 2000 pour tout son travail de chef d’entreprise.
First excerpt The reporter Clara Lawson Ames, a Burkinabè fashion designer and businesswoman, tells us her of her fight for recognition in Africa Siren of Sahel Shines, 2nd edition. Second excerpt Voice over Clara Lawson Ames was born in Togo and currently resides in Ouagadougou. She was raised in a family of intellectuals and hadn't considered a career in fashion design. After starting out as a commercial director for an airline, Clara decided to change paths/direction. She trained in fashion design and she followed in her grandmother's footsteps, who'd been a seamstress. Her collections, made of Dutch wax and Faso dan fani, were original and modern, and garnered instant popularity. Because of her quick rise to success, she was awarded the African Diamond at the Kora Awards in 2000 for her work as an entrepreneure.

Culture(s) / Women's situation in the workplace

Women's situation in the workplace In your country, in your culture, are there businesswomen? Are they common or rather rare? How would you react if your boss or managing director was a woman? In your culture's movies, programmes, or series, to what extent are men and women shown as independent individuals, decision-makers, and initiators? "It's been over 30 years since women started flooding the major universities, and, despite the fact that the female population is 46 % active, the percentage of women present on companies' board of directors is still only 6 %, and the percentage of women acting as CEO of big French businesses is less than 5%." ©L’Observateur of the OCDE n° 267, May-June 2008 The head of a company can be a woman (this is the case, in fact, here at TV5MONDE), however, generally, in France, women do not hold as many positions with responsibility and are paid less for the same level of qualification. Moreover, more women work part-time jobs than men. Working and having children In your country and culture, who watches after the children during the day? Is it the mother, the father, the grandparents, the neighbours, or the nanny? Are there day care options for those women having a professional occupation? How would you feel, as a mother or father, if you were presented with the possibility of caring for your young child for 2 weeks to 6 months? In western French-speaking counries, mothers are allotted a maternity leave: it's 16 weeks long in France, and 18 weeks in Quebec. There is now also a paternity leave at the time the child is born. In France, the paternity leave (11 days, added to the 3 days allotted at the time of birth) is in effect since 2002. It has become more and more valued: almost 70% of fathers take it today. It is now finally possible to go on a parental leave of education, remunerated over a short period of time. In France and in Belgium, children less than 3 years old can go to a daycare center or stay with a nanny, which means the parents can keep working. But sometimes the mother will watch the children at home; in rare cases, the father will take a break in his professional occupation to take care of the children.

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