Gender Equality Challenge Practices

The best practices below represent the 2014 Gender Equality Challenge submissions from Bay Area companies. Each of these gender-responsive practices exemplify one of our seven Gender Equality Principles, from work-life flexibility to civic and community engagement. They will be highlighted here and at various exclusive Initiative events, including the first annual best practices forum in January 2014.


Symantec Corporation
The Gender Equity Image Project helps Symantec Corporation maintain ethical marketing standards by respecting the dignity of women in all sales, promotional, and advertising materials.

AT&T has committed to closing the gender divide in STEM education and increasing opportunities in STEM fields for young women by partnering with and contributing to many local initiatives.

The goal of the Small Things, Big Difference (STBD) program is for Deloitte teams to develop new ways of thinking about how to align their work with personal needs. 

Schwab’s Financial Life Planning for Women Month recognizes that women face unique challenges in preparing for their future. The practice promotes financial literacy among women customers.

Women in Engineering (WomEng) is committed to supporting the advancement of women in engineering at Twitter, and collaborating with community initiatives that support STEM.


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Bayer HealthCare
The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) facilitates networking opportunities, educational programs, and mentoring, including a year-long Peer Coaching program.


Baker & McKenzie
The Parent Chat Group meets monthly over lunch to provide an opportunity for parents to share concerns, resources, and ideas for improving their work-life balance.


Levi Strauss & Co. and Business for Social Responsibility
Health Enables Returns (HERproject) catalyzes partnerships among leading companies, suppliers, and NGOs to implement women’s health programs in factories around the world.


eBay Inc.
The Women’s Initiative (WIN) fosters awareness of gender diversity issues, encourages sponsorship, supports professional growth and development, and deepens the connections among women in the company. 


Symantec Corporation
Symantec has committed to increase the number of women in leadership and technical positions at the company and expand the number of women on the Board of Directors to at least 30 percent. 


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