... for more Gender Equality

The best five companies for equal opportunities



Implemented as:


First awarded:


Name of the award:

The best five companies for equal opportunities

Presented by:

ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece

Responsible for implementation:

ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece (lead management), Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), General Secretariat for Gender Equality of the Ministry of the Interior

Target group:

Private Enterprises


Questionnaire for HR managers, supporting material

Categories for various target groups:


Number of organizations receiving an award:


Short description / special features

The competition was held for the first time in 2007 as part of an EU EQUAL supported project (ANTHISI).

The target group was companies of all sizes in all industries. However, it can be assumed that most of the interest in the competition came from large companies, or that these had the greatest chances of winning: the five winners include three multinationals – Shell, BP and McDonald’s – along with two Greek companies – one SME and one big Greek multinational.

This competition is the only one that explicitly states that the questionnaires, which form the basis for the application, should be filled out by human resources managers.

The participation in the competition was free of charge. The competition was funded by the EU EQUAL initiative, national funds and own funds.

The organizers of the competition express satisfaction at the response from the target group, media and state representatives. Financing still appears to be stable, with the result that there are plans to hold the competition every one or two years.

LINK (only available in Greek language): www.equal-anthisi.gr/wwwgreek/act_details.asp?d_id=22&page=2