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Closer to a Gender-Balanced Workforce

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Accenture's commitment to reach a gender-balanced workforce by 2025 is one step closer, as a record percentage of women are promoted to managing director and senior managing director positions.  

Now, 25% of our managing directors globally are women—a goal we set ourselves to achieve by the end of 2020.

It doesn’t stop there—and it won’t stop until we reach all our goals. Transparency is critical, and our new goal of achieving 30% women managing directors by 2025 is in motion.

Global Compact Network Canada Launches a Set of Tools Designed to Advance Gender Equality in the Private Sector at the Business for Gender Equality Virtual Forum With Leaders, Advocates, and Change-makers

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TORONTO, December 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On December 2, 2020, Global Compact Network Canada welcomed leaders, advocates, and change-makers at the Business for Gender Equality virtual forum. The forum brought together a  diverse group of stakeholders to map the opportunities, challenges, and next steps related to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion in the private sector as well as to showcase outstanding action being taken to break barriers and fast-forward gender equality progress in Canadian workplaces. 

7 Women Reveal How Their Company's Programs Left Them Feeling Empowered

Seven women embrace the power of impact by sharing their experiences participating in leadership and development initiatives at Gildan
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Women Rise Against 'Toxic Machismo' in Latin America

How women in Peru are taking steps toward a more equitable world
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International Women’s Day was on March 8, and as we consider what it means to achieve true gender equality, we must also consider the ingrained structural and insidious cultural/societal frameworks that hold women back. There is still a long way to go to achieve total gender equality, but there is also hope to be found in the stories of women who fight daily for it.

From Program to Possibility: Lily Akter, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Gildan

For International Women’s Day, Lily describes the importance of professional development opportunities at work and how they have supported her as a woman in Bangladesh
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Lily joined Gildan in 2010 as a Quality Inspector and has since advanced her career, growing into her current position as Quality Assurance Coordinator. Today, she shares the impact that one of Gildan’s professional development programs has had on her and discusses the importance of supporting women’s development in Bangladesh.

“At Gildan, I was able to participate in an amazing development program with about 10 other women, where I gained skills to help me flourish in my role. Now, I have more confidence at work because I have the tools to excel as a professional in my field.

Podcast: Advancing Gender Equality in Investment Management

By Jamesbeck
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On July 2, 2019, Jamesbeck’s Melissa Norris spoke with Cheri Belski of T. Rowe Price and Meg Staczek of Capacity Group about changes that have resulted from a November 2018 panel discussion on women in leadership, hosted by Jamesbeck. The panel focused on women in investment management, and ways to help advance gender equality.

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