International Women's Day

Trailblazing for A Purpose: Unsung Women in History Who Persevered and 4 Lessons for Future Torchbearers

By Susan Penfield and Betty Thompson
Blog

Though women throughout history have contributed greatly to invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, their stories have largely been excluded from the popular narrative. Today, women remain undervalued and underrepresented in science and entrepreneurship, but studies show that giving due credit to female luminaries can help to advance more women into leadership.

Women, Energy, and Economic Prosperity: The Linkage Between Sustainability and Equality

by Amy Haddon
Blog

Globally, women play a powerful role in sustainability.  Across countries, organizations and communities, women make a substantial, positive contribution to growth and innovation, while also impacting environmental and social crises. This still-emerging and significant influence is one reason the United Nations prioritizes gender equality and women’s empowerment as one of its 17 interrelated Sustainable Development Goals.

Equality through sustainable development benefits all

She Started at the Bottom. Now, This Store Manager is at the Top of Her Game.

By Matt Smith and Kyle Jones, Walmart Corporate Affairs
Article

When I met Amanda Whitehurst this January, she had just been promoted to manager of a Walmart supercenter in Crossett, Arkansas.

Benevity Helps #BalanceforBetter by Matching up to $50,000 in Donations for Local Women's Causes

For every $1 donated through Benevity’s Community Impact Portal, the company will double the impact by matching 100% of the donation
Blog

On International Women’s Day over the last couple of years, Benevity has made an effort to be intentional about recognizing the importance of gender equality, both at our company and in the broader community.

Major Consumer Brands Join Forces to Highlight Women’s Leadership Across Global Supply Chains for International Women’s Day

Press Release

NEW YORK, February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Nordstrom, UGG®, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. are proud to come together to raise the profile of women leaders across global supply chains through the “This Is A Leader” campaign. Launching today, this campaign celebrates exemplary female leadership from supplier factories to corporate offices, and invites employees, partners, consumers, and other stakeholders to join the conversation and share what leadership means to them.

Breaking Down Barriers to Women’s Empowerment

Highlights from the International Women’s Day Forum
Blog

Gender equality benefits everyone. The evidence is abundantly clear that women’s empowerment alleviates poverty, creates jobs, boosts education levels, promotes agricultural productivity, and reduces hunger, among a myriad of other positive outcomes.

Whirlpool Corporation CEO Commits to the Catalyst® CEO Champions For Change Pledge

World's leading appliance manufacturer marks another milestone in diversity and inclusion
Press Release

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, Whirlpool Corporation CEO Marc Bitzer announced plans to become the newest member of the Catalyst® CEO Champions For Change.

Donor Data Shows Companies Can (and Should!) Do More to Prioritize Women's Causes

Data from hundreds of workplace giving programs shows surprising set of causes supported on International Women’s Day
Blog

In alignment with the recently past International Women’s Day theme, #PressforProgress, many companies brought gender equality issues to the forefront through employee resource groups (ERGs), internal events that showcased female entrepreneurs, skills-based volunteering and bringing gender equality into the D&I discussion.

Digital Transformation Requires that Every Voice Be Heard

by Kevin Bandy SVP, Chief Digital Officer
Blog

As I prepared to participate in Accenture’s International Women’s Day in a session titled, “The Equality Advantage,” I reflected on the events in my life and career that led me to this point.

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