Though women throughout history have contributed greatly to invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, their stories have largely been excluded from the popular narrative. Today, women remain undervalued and underrepresented in science and entrepreneurship, but studies show that giving due credit to female luminaries can help to advance more women into leadership.
Globally, women play a powerful role in sustainability. Across countries, organizations and communities, women make a substantial, positive contribution to growth and innovation, while also impacting environmental and social crises. This still-emerging and significant influence is one reason the United Nations prioritizes gender equality and women’s empowerment as one of its 17 interrelated Sustainable Development Goals.
Equality through sustainable development benefits all
For every $1 donated through Benevity’s Community Impact Portal, the company will double the impact by matching 100% of the donation
On International Women’s Day over the last couple of years, Benevity has made an effort to be intentional about recognizing the importance of gender equality, both at our company and in the broader community.
NEW YORK, February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Nordstrom, UGG®, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. are proud to come together to raise the profile of women leaders across global supply chains through the “This Is A Leader” campaign. Launching today, this campaign celebrates exemplary female leadership from supplier factories to corporate offices, and invites employees, partners, consumers, and other stakeholders to join the conversation and share what leadership means to them.
Highlights from the International Women’s Day Forum
Gender equality benefits everyone. The evidence is abundantly clear that women’s empowerment alleviates poverty, creates jobs, boosts education levels, promotes agricultural productivity, and reduces hunger, among a myriad of other positive outcomes.
Data from hundreds of workplace giving programs shows surprising set of causes supported on International Women’s Day
In alignment with the recently past International Women’s Day theme, #PressforProgress, many companies broughtgender equality issues to the forefront through employee resource groups (ERGs), internal events that showcased female entrepreneurs, skills-based volunteering and bringing gender equality into the D&I discussion.