NEW partner organizations continue to #PressforProgress on International Women’s Day uniting their voices in speaker events, leadership development and online gatherings to promote a more gender-equal world.
Creating a culture of equality remains a priority for longtime NEW partner, Accenture. CEO Pierre Nanterme shared the organization’s Getting to Equal vision for achieving gender balance in the organization and its Getting to Equal research, which reveals a woman is four times more likely to rise in a company that champions equality.
The global retailer celebrated women at an event hosted by Stop & Shop, featuring a keynote address by Carol Seymore, author of Wisdom Warriors and panel discussion with company executives.
BJ's Wholesale Club
At BJ's headquarters, employees enjoyed a hot chocolate bar, entered a raffle for a NEW membership and viewed videos streamed from the International Women's Day website.
To mark International Women’s Day, BP Magazine asked staff from around the globe, at all levels of the business, what’s the best piece of career advice they’ve ever been given and why. BP encourages their employees to be courageous, be the one in charge.
The Clorox Company
Burt's Bees is working to advance women entrepreneurs with the third cohort of its Natural Launchpad grant program.
The Coca-Cola Company
In support of International Women’s Day, The Coca-Cola Company recently announced its goal to economically empower 40,000 women micro-entrepreneurs through the #5by20 STAR Program in partnership with government units, NGOs and civil society organizations. The company also presented at JUMP’s Annual Forum in Brussels on the theme “Redefine power: It’s time to share the power between men and women to transform the practice of leadership” and sponsored the “women@work” award. In Norway, the company participated in at the SHE conference, promoting Coca-Cola European Partners as an attractive workplace for women to work.
NEW partner Kellogg is promoting awareness of The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, which finds gender parity is more than 200 years away. The company is leveraging #pressforprogress as a powerful opportunity to engage its employees and Women of Kellogg business resource group in conversation and amplify a gender equality message. During a global Women of Kellogg event, Pam Cohen Zionts spoke of women positively impacting the workplace, marketplace and communities.
The company pledged its ongoing support to #SeeHer in an effort to increase accurate portrayal of women and girls in media.
Mars works to empower women and supports women leaders to help them reach their full potential. At Mars Food and Drinks, Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Strategic Initiatives Alison Clark spoke about the benefits of sponsoring women in the workplace and called on everyone to work together to achieve gender equity.
The consumer goods company celebrated its women leaders and promoted women’s empowerment in cocoa. Advancing the rights of women is a key part of their $400 million Cocoa Life program.
Sonia Studer, global head of diversity and inclusion, has taken over Nestle’s Instagram account this week, sharing stories of some of the inspirational women helping to advance gender equality at Nestlé.
At Perdue Farms, team members wore purple to recognize the day and promote gender inclusion.
Unilever highlighted the everyday actions their employees are taking to smash gender stereotypes. The company is pressing for progress by partnering with the UN Women to create the Unstereotype Alliance, which urges companies to eliminate gender stereotypes of men and women in advertising.
Visa kicked off a month-long program of "discussion, ideas and action" and pledged its ongoing support to #SeeHer in an effort to increase accurate portrayal of women and girls in media.