New Leadership School Strengthens Women Farmers

Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive. Yet in many of the countries where Fairtrade works, women farmers receive lower pay than men, are often unable to own land and struggle to access loans or training. Fairtrade’s Gender Strategy places special emphasis on training to strengthen women at producer organizations. As part of this, the Fairtrade Network of Asia & Pacific Producers has launched a new gender leadership school. It focuses on business skills which can be a powerful tool for women, providing practical training in skills such…

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H&M Donates $200,000 To Girl Up, An Initiative Supporting Girls’ Leadership And Gender Equality

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, H&M USA will be supporting Girl Up in their mission of empowering young women who defend gender equality. In recognition of this transformative work, H&M will donate $200,000 to support Girl Up‘s leadership development programs for girls and to help further their contribution to social change. No matter their background, girls have the power to transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through…

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Swarovski Reaffirms Its Commitment to Advancing Equality With New ‘The Future Is Equal’ Campaign

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), Swarovski is launching a new The Future is Equal campaign. This year, the global campaign invites both employees and customers to join the movement by sharing a sign of solidarity and togetherness. The sign of the campaign is the Solidarity Selfie: take a photograph of yourself, or you with someone who has supported you, making a ‘W’ shape with your hands, then share it on social media alongside a message of support. Tag someone to join the movement and include @Swarovski and…

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International Women’s Day highlights importance of diversity and inclusion

Thames Water hosted a series of inspirational workshops and motivational sessions to celebrate International Women’s Day. Held throughout last week, at both operational and office sites, hundreds of employees joined the company’s Women’s Network at various events to mark the day and recognise the achievements and successes of women across the business. Topics spanning personal confidence, career development and networking were covered, and attendees made a commitment to support #balanceforbetter, which was this year’s theme for the day. At Thames Water, 35 per cent of employees are female, 15 per cent above…

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First Data Champions Female Leaders with Launch of Employee Matched Giving Program

First Data has announced the launch of its Matched Giving Program for its owner-associates, with the first matching campaign running from March 12-29, 2019. In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, First Data will double-match all contributions made by the Company’s 19,000 owner-associates to organizations focused on empowering women, including Girls Who Code, Girl Scouts of the USA, Women in Need, Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions, and Women in Technology. First Data will also offer a one-to-one match to other organizations on a pre-approved matching list. As…

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