Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has spent her career expanding opportunities for women, and in 2020 is promoting education and digital literacy as a way to drive gender equality.
By Angela Matusik
When Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was a young girl in South Africa, she saw firsthand what fearless women could do. “The women in my community were leading in the times of apartheid, in very risky situations,” she recalls. “They were the ones that went out when the police were repressing people, and the men were running to hide.”
In light of International Women’s Day, Sabrina shares how some of Gildan’s initiatives have empowered her
For International Women’s Day, we asked Sabrina Teixeira, Director of Financial Operations at Gildan’s headquarters, to share how some of the Company’s initiatives have empowered her as a woman in the workforce. Sabrina chose to talk about the “Leading the Gildan Way” training program, an initiative that helps turn managers into leaders.
“The Leading the Gildan Way’ program is designed to help us become the best leaders we can be. It focuses on our own development as individuals but also emphasizes the value of guiding, working, and communicating with people.
Read what women at Gildan have to say about the transformative potential of company initiatives
For International Women’s Day, Gildan is honouring the spirit of this year’s theme, “An equal world is an enabled world”, with a mini-series that revisits some of the Company’s initiatives focused on professional development and women’s empowerment. In doing so, the mini-series aims to explore how each initiative impacted a female employee who participated.
Business ready to scale efforts to close the economic gender gap
NEW YORK, February 12, 2020 – The United Nations Global Compact Network today launched Target Gender Equality, a new initiative to mobilize and support companies in setting and meeting ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership in business.
Engaging Global Compact participants across the globe, Target Gender Equality will drive business action in support of Sustainable Development Goal 5.5, which calls for women’s full participation and equal opportunities for leadership, including in economic life, by 2030.
Efforts to drive inclusion and advance women in leadership roles earn the company global recognition as a “model for others.”
January 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Women play a vital role at Medtronic. From engineers building pacemakers and insulin pumps to sales representatives working in communities around the world, women at all levels of the organization are driving the company’s efforts to transform healthcare.
HOUSTON, October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council (NDC) will kick off Legal Diversity Week, announcing the 2019 Top 50 Women Lawyers on Tuesday, October 29 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis Houston. The breakfast will recognize and celebrate a distinctive list of female lawyers who mold and impact the legal industry with their insight and leadership.
As many of the factory workers in Hallmark’s Asia supply chain are women, see in this impactful video how the company has launched two programs – HERproject and Family Friendly spaces – that have served to empower female workers while also strengthening the bond with their children.