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 217 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.
Be bold for change
Will you #BeBoldForChange by taking groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women?
How Kath Carter is being bold for change
In this #BeBoldForChange video, a Transaction Advisory Services leader talks about how women need to help other women advance in leadership.
Video: How are you being bold for change?
Gender equity is not happening fast enough. Let’s take steps that make a difference.
Video: Being bold can mean being uncomfortable
Julie Hood, a deputy vice chair at EY, says she had to overcome the fear of failure before she could #BeBoldForChange.
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.
Gender Gap report shows we are going backwards
The 2017 World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap report marks yet another blow against equality, says Uschi Schreiber.
EY to spend US$100 million with women-owned businesses
The commitment, for over the coming three years, was announced during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival, along with WEConnect International.
Women in industry
You might think gender diversity is nearly solved. Think again. Our research explores the challenges and actions to take.
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.
Women public sector leaders on the rise
Although the Women Leaders Index shows progress, the average proportion of women in senior civil service positions across the G20 is just 26.4%.
EY at the W20 Asia-Pacific event
Hear from government and business leaders about how women can contribute fully to economic growth worldwide.
Women in US boardrooms
Gender diversity is slowly rising, but women are still underrepresented. We explore how companies can accelerate gender parity.
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.
Entrepreneurial Winning Women Global impact study
We surveyed successful women entrepreneurs from 50 countries to find out what they have learned in scaling their companies.
Meet our new Winning Women in Europe
Our Entrepreneurial Winning Women
Introducing our Winning Women in the US and Canada
These dynamic women entrepreneurs join our elite network of North America’s best high-growth companies.
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.
Mentoring program pairs athletes, business leaders
Our mentorship program, launched with the International Women’s Forum, matches elite female athletes with business leaders.
A discussion with Kendall Coyne
Beth Brooke-Marciniak talks with Kendall Coyne from the US women’s national ice hockey team about the 45th anniversary of Title IX.
Why female athletes make winning entrepreneurs
Is there something about sport that primes women for entrepreneurship? We explore how athletics can give women an edge in growing their own companies.
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.
Tapping into the talent of women in the Middle East
We share some of our approaches to helping reduce the gender gap faster, both internally and externally.
Oceania leader named a woman of influence
Congratulations to EY Oceania Markets Leader Lynn Kraus, who was named an Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence.
CNBC interview: why EY is hiring Olympians
Nancy Altobello, EY Global Vice Chair - Talent, talks with CNBC’s Squawk Box about the EY Women Athletes Business Network internship program.
Women. Fast forward
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.