Military spouses (92% of whom are female) face unemployment rates of 24%—six times higher than the current rate for all adult women. And female spouses of active duty service members on average generate 37% less income than civilian spouses.
Why do military spouses incur such a financial penalty? And what can be done to change this situation for the better?
International Women’s Day celebrates the accomplishments of women, while recognizing the ongoing need to close the gap in gender equality. The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is #EachforEqual, meaning collectively, everyone plays an important role in creating a gender equal world. Alliance Data’s efforts to foster an environment of diversity, equality and inclusion has been recognized within the Company (62 percent of the global workforce is made up of women) and beyond.
In honor of International Women's Day this week, we want to highlight one of the female farmers we work with to grow cocoa for our products.
Meet Rebecca Mensah, a farmer in Ghana where cocoa farming is the primary occupation. Mensah is part of CARE's cocoa sustainability initiative. Because of the program, she said, "Now, I am able to provide support for my children’s education, because I have a source of income. This gives me the strength and opportunity to contribute to household decision-making."
International Women’s Day, fast approaching on March 8, is a powerful reminder to celebrate women in our lives.
In some countries, it is customary to shower women with attention and flowers–somewhat similar to the way we celebrate Mother’s Day here. In the U.K., the day spurs celebration of the contribution of women to business, science, politics and society at large. Last year, the milestone coincided with a centenary of female emancipation and underscored that we still have a long way to go in achieving true equality.
At General Mills, we are proud to support many female leaders who are making a positive change in the world to nourish those facing hunger and to help nurture the earth. Learn about a sampling of these terrific women-led partner organizations and their impact in this video.
For International Women’s Day, Asha shares her insights about Gildan’s 11-month Leadership and Development initiative
Asha Weekes has been with Gildan for over a decade. She started as a Credit Analyst at Gildan’s Barbados office, where she quickly began building her career upon her transition to Supervisor and Manager positions. Now, as a Senior Manager, Asha is sharing her perspectives about the value of supporting women in leadership along with her experience participating in Gildan’s 11-month leadership and development initiative.
In light of International Women’s Day, Sabrina shares how some of Gildan’s initiatives have empowered her
For International Women’s Day, we asked Sabrina Teixeira, Director of Financial Operations at Gildan’s headquarters, to share how some of the Company’s initiatives have empowered her as a woman in the workforce. Sabrina chose to talk about the “Leading the Gildan Way” training program, an initiative that helps turn managers into leaders.
“The Leading the Gildan Way’ program is designed to help us become the best leaders we can be. It focuses on our own development as individuals but also emphasizes the value of guiding, working, and communicating with people.