The award-winning San Francisco Gender Equality Principles Initiative is a groundbreaking program that helps organizations around the world achieve greater gender equality through practical implementation of the seven Gender Equality Principles.
On April 15, 2013, the Initiative launched the Gender Equality Challenge. The Challenge invites Bay Area companies to commit to sharing a model practice based on one of the seven Gender Equality Principles. Select model practices will be featured on this website and at future Gender Equality Principles roundtables and forums.
This website provides organizations with a confidential online assessment to track their progress toward a more gender equitable workplace from the factory floor to the boardroom. Women are a critical and growing part of the global workforce. To remain competitive in a market where more equality for women often equals success for the organization, businesses must learn to empower, advance, and invest in women.
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GENDER EQUALITY NEWS
Trafficking, Supply Chains, & Gender Roundtable
May 21, 8:30am-12pm
25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 610
The panel discussion and roundtable will focus on human trafficking and model practices from the perspective of company operations in the United States and throughout global supply chains. It will cover all forms of trafficking, particularly types of labor trafficking that are more widespread throughout the global economy and in the Bay Area than many companies realize. Approved for 2 CLE credits, Baker & McKensie, LLP. Register
May 16: Gender Equality Council Meeting
The Gender Equality Council will be meeting at 9 am at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, located at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240.
Successful Launch of the Gender Equality Challenge
The Gender Equality Challenge was launched on April 15, 2013 at San Francisco City Hall. Supervisors David Chiu, Malia Cohen, and David Campos joined leaders from the Department on the Status of Women (DOSW), San Francisco companies, and many more to usher in this exciting new initiative. Learn more about the Challenge and look through photos from the event on Facebook.
What is the Gender Equality Principles Initiative?
Listen to a KQED interview with Ann Lehman, Policy Director at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women.
Trafficking, Supply Chains, & Gender: A Roundtable on the 2010 California Trafficking Law
This roundtable will be held on May 21, 2013, from 8:30am-12pm at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 610. Learn more about the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.
Executive Presence: A Roundtable on Women, Sponsorship & Career Development
Sponsored by the Center for Talent Innovation and McKesson, this roundtable will be held in August 2013, location TBA. To learn more, check out this Center for Talent Inovation report that finds executive presence is key to corporate advancement.
2014 Model Practice Forum
To be held in January 2014, this forum will serve as an opportunity to share a diverse selection of model practice submissions from the 2013 Gender Equality Challenge. Learn more about and take part in the Gender Equality Challenge.
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