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Our mission is advancing all women, growing business and transforming our workplaces through the power of community.
NEW is a growing community of 13,000 professional women representing 925 companies across North America. We are a strong collective voice for everyone in the corporate world who wants to see gender equality become a reality. We welcome all who champion our cause and are proud to have some very influential, forward-thinking women and men in our ranks.
We are a powerful and growing community invested in advancing all women in the workplace.
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- We develop and empower women leaders.
- We provide insights and practical solutions that support business transformation through gender equality.
- We amplify the collective voice of women executives, championing equal opportunity, advancement, inclusion and pay.
- We are a community that walks beside you on your journey to—and through—leadership.
Because women are underrepresented in the ranks of corporate leadership
Women hold just 6.6% of Fortune 500 CEO roles, despite comprising 50% of the world’s population.
Although corporate boardroom diversity is on the rise, women still hold far fewer seats than men. Only 33% of companies in the S&P 500 have at least three women directors.
Because too many barriers still exist to women’s leadership
Our research shows female higher-level managers, executives and C-suite members leave their jobs nearly four times as often as men. Yet, roughly three out of four women, early in their careers, say they want to become executives. Check out our study, “The Female Leadership Crisis,” to see the reasons why women leave.
Because the time for change is now
The World Economic Forum forecasted it would take 208 years for the United States to close the gender gap. And we at NEW think that’s just too long to wait.
We’re a powerful collective force for change. We exist because change is still necessary.
Because gender equality is good for society and good for business
It’s not only good for women, it’s good for business. Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity in their executive teams were 21% more likely to have above-average profitability than those in the bottom quartile.
We need companies that reflect the consumers they serve. It’s no secret that top millennial and Gen Z talent overwhelmingly favors equal pay and gender equality. As consumers vote with their wallets and employees vote by choosing which companies benefit from their talents, the world is changing.
We’re here to make it so. Join us.
The NEW Mission Report lays out how we’re delivering on our promise to provide value to our corporate partners and how we’re empowering women where they work and live. This report offers more than statistics and financial details demonstrating our growth and impact. These pages contain the real-world experiences and career-defining moments of nine NEW members who represent the faces and heart of NEW. Check out our annual report to learn more about how NEW moved the needle to make progress towards gender equality in 2018.