How long until gender parity? Put gender on your agenda.
#PressForProgress this International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018
Through Women. Fast forward, we are playing a vital role as the #PressForProgress main campaign sponsor of International Women’s Day on Thursday, 8 March and beyond. We are calling on all people to help build a more inclusive, gender equal world — a better working world.
I commit to #PressForProgress, and I will:
Press for progress
Will you #PressForProgress and join us to accelerate gender parity, so our collective action powers equality worldwide?
Are you ready to #PressForProgress?
It’s time to double down on our commitment to gender parity, says EY Global Chairman & CEO Mark Weinberger in this International Women’s Day post.
How can we harness the future of work to #PressForProgress?
Watch the panel highlights from a panel discussion exploring how workplace disruption could speed up gender parity.
About Women. Fast forward
Women. Fast forward is the overarching EY global platform committed to building a better working world by advancing gender equality. We create and scale-up programs and initiatives that accelerate the inclusion of women in the workforce and economy. By working with organizations – from schools to governments, from start-ups to international corporations – we provide women the tools to access and seize opportunities in the rapidly changing world of work. In line with EY’s purpose, Women. Fast forward recognizes the societal and economic imperative of creating inclusive and sustainable growth.
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.
EY and SheWorks! join forces to attract more women to the workforce by offering flexible job opportunities worldwide
EY today announces a new collaboration with SheWorks!, the cloud-based technology platform that provides women access to remote and flexible job opportunities around the world.
How a career in STEM can help the future workforce bloom
Women and minorities make up only 20% of the STEM workforce. Learn how to unlock innovative solutions that build a better working world.
EY hires new class of elite female athletes and Olympians
EY announced that it has hired seven elite female athletes into a unique internship program, building on EY’s global program to support elite athletes as they move from careers in sport to careers in business.
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.
EY and UN Women create innovation principles to help accelerate gender equality in private sector
EY and UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC) have joined forces to create innovation principles to help companies foster greater innovation by identifying specific improvements to accelerate gender equality.
How to better connect with women investors
As women’s wealth and income increase globally, there’s an opportunity for wealth managers to better understand this powerful demographic.
Three strategic reasons to increase the number of women on our boards
To compete in this transformative age, board members need to understand the importance of gender diversity as a strategic imperative.
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.
EY commits to spend US$100 million with women-owned businesses around the world by 2020
EY announces a commitment to direct US$100 million of global purchasing spend to women-owned businesses around the world over the next three years, as part of its Women. Fast forward campaign.
Welcome to the home page for EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Asia-Pacific program
As the world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs, we know that access to successful role models and business-building networks is critical for entrepreneurs to accelerate growth.
Is the X chromosome the X factor for business leadership?
Find out why companies led by women are outpacing the market.
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.
Olympic medalist turned entrepreneur
Synchronized swimmer talks about how being on the Japanese Olympic team helped her have the confidence to start her own business focusing on mental training techniques.
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.
EY announces new appointments to its UK board
EY has announced the appointment of Christabel Cowling and Sue Dawe to its UK LLP Board. Christabel and Sue take up their new roles on 1 September, as Eamonn McGrath and Alisdair Mann step down from the Board.
Oceania leadership team 50% women
Diversity of thought is welcomed to the leadership to position EY for the next stage of growth in Oceania.
Kelly Grier appointed to top leadership roles
Kelly Grier has been appointed to the posts of EY US Chairman and Managing Partner-Elect and EY Americas Area Managing Partner-Elect.
Share your ideas
How can we accelerate the advancement of women?
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, https://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.