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Women’s Funding Network Corporate Spotlight – Equal Pay

In our monthly series, Women’s Funding Network Corporate Spotlight, we take a deeper look at corporations making strides in advancing gender equity, women’s economic security, and women’s leadership. From increasing the number of women on corporate boards and C-level positions to releasing company-wide pay data, committing to transparency in reporting workplace sexual harassment and contributing to the increase of philanthropic funding to women and girls globally, we strive to spotlight those in the private sector who are moving the needle to a more equitable world. Our hope is that this list calls attention to organizations who are accelerating momentum both in their own workforce as well as outside of it in order to inspire change in others.

Our intention is to recognize efforts and initiatives led by companies who create impact. We monitor and rely on data and reports originally released by Bloomberg, Forbes, Equileap and many others.

The companies featured this month have either successfully closed their wage gap or are taking dedicated steps and initiatives to close their wage gaps.

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Women’s Funding Network Corporate Spotlight

In our monthly series, Women’s Funding Network Corporate Spotlight, we take a deeper look at corporations making strides in advancing gender equity, women’s economic security, and women’s leadership. From increasing the number of women on corporate boards and C-level positions to releasing company-wide pay data, committing to transparency in reporting workplace sexual harassment and contributing to the increase of philanthropic funding to women and girls globally, we strive to spotlight those in the private sector who are moving the needle to a more equitable world. Our hope is that this list calls attention to organizations who are accelerating momentum both in their own workforce as well as outside of it in order to inspire change in others.

Our intention is to recognize efforts and initiatives led by companies who create impact. We monitor and rely on data and reports originally released by Bloomberg, Forbes, Equileap and many others.

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Power of witness: Women’s experiences inside the refugee camps and responding to ISIS

With increasing conflict in Europe and the Middle East, advancing—and maintaining—women’s rights requires us to listen to the women and women’s groups on the ground. They provide an early warning system for what is happening, a frontline response, and the best hope of peacekeeping and sustainable peace in the region.

Late in 2015, Jane Sloane, VP Programs at Global Fund for Women, travelled to Turkey, Lebanon, and Egypt to meet with women’s groups, join a convening of Syrian women activists, and to bear witness to life in refugee camps for women and children.

In describing the refugee camps, Jane asks us to “Try to conceive of some 37,000 people crammed into a one kilometer space (less than a mile) and with no access to electricity, water, health services, let alone jobs and education.” Yet in the midst of sustained violence and lack of access to basic human rights, women are organizing to ensure they claim their rights—and that of their children—and break free of violence.

 

“Listening to these women’s stories – they are at once heartbreaking, infuriating, inspiring, devastating – affirms our responsibility to do all that we can to change the course of history.”

 

Join Jane for an intimate discussion on the realities faced by women and their families in the Middle East.

 

About Jane Sloane

Jane Sloane is Vice President of Programs with the Global Fund for Women and she was previously Vice President of Development with Women’s World Banking in New York Prior to this she was Executive Director of International Women’s Development Agency, supporting women’s rights organizations across the Asia and the Pacific region. In this role she led a Breakthrough women, faith and development initiative that generated $1.2 billion in new funds for women and girls in the Asia Pacific region. Jane has a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney and a BA (Hons History)from the University of Adelaide. She serves on the Board of the Women’s Funding Network and is a Patron of Marie Stopes International. Her blog is janeintheworld.com.

 

Date: February 4, 2016

Time: 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

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