Women. Fast forward
Women. Fast forward
How long until gender parity? Put gender on your agenda.
Accelerating achievement of gender parity – within EY and in business at large – is an economic imperative. The world can’t afford to wait as long as some estimates predict – another 117 years – for women to achieve gender parity in the workplace.
To accelerate achievement of gender parity we need purposeful action by both men and women to recruit, retain and advance women in equal proportion to their numbers and commensurate with the limitless potential they offer the workplace. Together, we can redefine opportunities for future generations of women, forging a lasting legacy of growth, increased prosperity and stronger communities throughout the world.
Put gender on your agenda.
Want to increase your margin?
An organization with 30 percent female leaders could add up to 6 percentage points to its net margin.1
Women in the workplace
Women make up more than half the population of the world yet have long been overlooked as a vital talent resource that contributes to economic growth and prosperity. To accelerate closing the gender gap, we’ll need to equalize representation in the workplace, both in established economies and emerging markets.
Women in industry
You might think gender diversity is nearly solved. Think again. Our research explores the challenges and actions to take.
Infographic: Three accelerators for women
Download our infographic highlighting ways to put gender on the agenda in the workplace.
The time for gender parity is now
Our report and infographic reveal why – and how – it's time to accelerate women in the workforce.
Companies with more women at the top outperform others.
So why are there so few women leaders?2
Women in leadership
Women remain under-represented on boards of directors and in the C-suite, despite evidence that companies with women directors have better business outcomes. We’re accelerating the conversation about how – and why – to get more women into leadership roles.
Monaco event highlights leadership, disruption
This year’s Women in Leadership Summit in Monaco focused on digital disruption and women in the workplace of the future. Learn what you missed.
Babson speech: how diplomacy unlocks leadership
In a commencement speech at Babson College, Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, counselled graduates on effective leadership.
EY India hosts workshop for Women on Boards
About 40 senior women gathered in New Delhi for a day-long workshop aimed at preparing women leaders to be more effective in their board roles.
Women entrepreneurs contribute to job growth and innovation.
So why are they struggling to get funded?3
To accelerate growth, we’ll need to harness the potential of women entrepreneurs worldwide. Our programs, on both a global and regional level, empower women entrepreneurs to think bigger, gain access to capital, learn from their peers and find seasoned advisors. These connections help their companies scale, increasing employment and prosperity.
Female entrepreneurs outperform males in hiring
According to the EY Global Job Creation Survey 2016, women are leading in the job creation stakes. Read the news.
Forget politics, it’s business that needs females
If we want to change society, we need more female entrepreneurs, says this Guardian article about the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year.
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program in Turkey
Our program helps outstanding women entrepreneurs think big and grow rapidly. Learn more.
Want creative solutions to tough national problems?
Engage more women in public sector leadership.4
Did you know that research shows a direct correlation between girls’ participation in sports and their success in higher education and employment? We’re using our experience to harness the often untapped leadership potential of elite women athletes, because we believe that many of tomorrow’s business leaders are today’s young athletes.
Women Athletes Business Network names new mentees
Twenty-five elite female athletes will be paired with female executives from the International Women’s Forum for a year-long mentoring program.
Where will you find your next leader?
With espnW, we explore how sport advances women at every level.
Can team sports help women crack the glass ceiling?
The connection between sports and business success isn't a coincidence, according to this article on CNN featuring EY research.
Can you afford a woman-free board?
Companies with even one women director outperform those with none.5
Women at EY
We have worked hard for many years to create an inclusive work environment where our women can advance through their careers. A strong “tone at the top,” enabling women and men to succeed personally and professionally, and a commitment to inclusive leadership have been central to our efforts.
EY increases paid parental leave in US
New mothers and fathers of Ernst & Young LLP in the US will be eligible for up to 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Learn about our pledge for parity campaign
Read a case study from International Women’s Day about our internal campaign, which generated more than 2,700 pledges in 60 days.
Mission Propelle on ambition in action
15 third-grade girls who spent a morning with EY women role models share their lessons learned.
Women. Fast forward
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™
Women on boards
Women in industry
- Cross-sector: Louise Wilson
- Automotive & Transportation: Regan E. Grant
- Consumer Products: Emmanuelle Roman
- Financial Services: Robin Sojcher
- Government & Public Sector: Gemma Williams
- Life Sciences: Angela Kyn
- Oil & Gas: Kathryn de Lia
- Power & Utilities: Trisha Watson
1. Sources: “New research from The Peterson Institute for International Economics and EY reveals significant correlation between women in corporate leadership and profitability.” EY website, http://www.ey.com/US/en/Newsroom/News-releases/news-ey-new-research-from-the-peterson-institute-for-international-economics-and-ey-reveals-significant-correlation-between-women-in-corporate-leadership-and-profitability, accessed on 8 February 2016.
2. Sources: Women Matter: A corporate Performance Driver, McKinsey & Company, 2007; Global Gender Gap Report 2014, World Economic Forum.
3. Sources: Scaling up: why women-owned businesses can recharge the global economy, EYGM Ltd, 2009; Global Gender Gap Report 2014, World Economic Forum.
4. Sources: “When Women Rule, Nations Prosper,” Columbia Business School website, http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/articles/node/1633, accessed on 6 January 2015; Global Gender Gap Report 2014, World Economic Forum.
5. Sources: The Credit Suisse Gender 3000: Women in Senior Management, Credit Suisse Research Institute, August 2012; Global Gender Gap Report 2014, World Economic Forum.