Why is this an initiative worth supporting?
“You can’t be what you can’t see.”
- Marian Wright Edelman
If we shine the spotlight on female leaders, more women will become empowered to be leaders themselves. Thought Leaders. Business Leaders. PHILANTHROPIC leaders. And so much more.
Current State of Women:
Women Are: 50.8% of the us Population
Women are: 52% of the US Professional-level Work-Force
within s&P 500 Companies Women are…
… only 25% percent of executive- and senior-level officials and managers
… only 20% of board seats
… only 6% of CEOs
Not-So-Fun Fact: In 2015 there were more ceos named john than there were women of any name.
“More gender diversity, particularly in corporate settings, can translate to increased productivity, greater innovation, better decision-making, and higher employee retention and satisfaction”
- According to a Morgn Stanley study on gender diversity at leadership levels
“In essence, companies that screen better for gender diversity metrics [read: MORE WOMEN] are higher quality companies using our other standard financial metrics”
- Adam Parker, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist