Last week, I sat on a panel with Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane and Goldman Sachs Managing Director Dina Powell to discuss the state of gender equality in the workplace at Bloomberg’s annual ‘The Year Ahead Davos’. Our conversation focused on the financial imperative for representation across organizations – from the trading floor to the boardroom – and the key trends driving the evolution of equality. Following our productive discussion, I came away with four major factors catalyzing this change:
By Kiersten Barnet, Manager, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
This month, Bloomberg released the 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which includes 230 companies across industries that are committed to transparency in gender reporting and promoting equality. In my role as the head of the Index, I have had the opportunity to connect with business leaders from many of these organizations and gain a stronger insight into why companies report gender data and the value in participating.
Influential CEOs talk about the rising importance of transparency in data about gender equality. The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) is the world’s only comprehensive investment-quality data source on gender equality. The 2019 Gender-Equality Index includes 230 companies from ten sectors headquartered in 36 countries and regions. Find out more about the GEI at https://www.bloomberg.com/gei.
NEW YORK, January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bloomberg announced the launch of its 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which this year selected 230 companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality in the workplace. The index more than doubled in size from 2018 and includes firms from 10 sectors headquartered across 36 countries and regions. Collectively, these firms have a combined market capitalization of USD9 trillion and employ more than 15 million people — including 7 million women — around the world.
January 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - BNY Mellon is one of 230 companies named to the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
By Kiersten Barnet, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Bloomberg LP
Anyone who watched this year’s Academy Awards knows that the real leading lady of the evening was gender equality. There were a lot of strong statements on Sunday, but one that has stuck with me was Jane Fonda’s confident declaration that “what was once considered groundbreaking is now the norm.”
She’s right. There is a new norm for gender equality and it’s based on transparency.
At Bloomberg transparency is one of our founding principles. We are bringing transparency to markets through access to information – and this includes gender equality data.
Membership Doubles As Bloomberg Expands 2018 Gender-Equality Index to All Sectors
NEW YORK, January 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Over 100 companies from ten sectors headquartered in 24 countries and regions joined the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Launched today, the reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.