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The award-winning San Francisco Gender Equality Principles Initiative is a groundbreaking program that helps organizations achieve greater gender equality through implementation of the seven Gender Equality Principles.


This website provides organizations with many valuable resources, including:

  • A confidential assessment to track their progress toward a more equitable workplace
  • Bay Area model practices from the Gender Equality Challenge
  • Summaries and updates from our roundtables and events
  • An extensive database of relevant resources and innovative new research
  • And so much more!

Learn more about the Gender Equality Principles and take your first step toward optimizing your gender advantage.

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How equitable is your organization? Learn more by taking our self-assessment.

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FFWO FAQs now available
Have questions about the San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance? Check out OLSE's new FAQs.

Healthy Mothers Workplace Launches 2014 Award

The Department and its allies in the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition launched year two of the HMW award on Mother's Day. Check out the 2014 assessment and press release, as well as photos from last year's ceremony. Mother friendly workplace toolkit now available. More.

More updates available on the News Page.

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The founding partners wish to thank Symantec Corporation for its continuing support.