Companies committed to forging gender parity

Progressive companies around the world are actively supporting women's advancement and working to accelerate gender parity. These companies maintain a strong connection between their higher purpose and their business - and they understand the importance of women's contribution to society. They value diversity and inclusion, and lead the way when it comes to attracting and retaining female talent within their progressive workforce.

International Women's Day 2018 Global Campaign Partner - EY

EY supports International Women's Day

Accelerating achievement of gender parity - within EY and in business at large - is not just a fairness argument but an economic imperative. It is key to building a better world. Now is the time to take action and put gender on the global agenda. EY is proud to partner with International Women's Day on the Press for Progress campaign.

EY is calling on others to accelerate their efforts, too, and make a commitment. By working together, we can create a ripple effect that not only advances women in the workplace at present but also redefines opportunities for future generations of women. Together, we can forge a lasting legacy of growth, increased prosperity and stronger communities throughout the world.

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International Women's Day 2018 Partners

Vodafone supports International Women's Day

Vodafone supports International Women's Day
Vodafone has identified women's empowerment as one of its three global transformation goals. The company has a strong commitment to diversity and women's empowerment within its own business and believes the initiatives underway to achieve greater gender parity will strengthen the company significantly over time. By 2020, Vodafone has committed to achieving 30%-plus representation of women across 7,500 middle and senior management roles, including leadership teams in each market and direct reports to the CEO. Initiatives from the company, a HeforShe Impact Champion, include its groundbreaking Global Maternity Policy, which provides an inclusive working environment for women across the company's global footprint. Vodafone is also committing to connecting 50 million more women in its emerging market footprint to narrow the gender gap and will continue to improve the lives of millions of women with an extensive portfolio of value added products and services by: enabling greater access to financial inclusion; improving health and wellbeing; and building skills and promoting entrepreneurship ... more

Caterpillar supports International Women's Day

Caterpillar supports International Women's Day
Caterpillar fosters an inclusive environment and believes that regardless of gender, the full value of each individual's contribution can be realized only when we treat one another with respect, trust and dignity. Inclusion drives business results. Providing all employees with the opportunity to develop and having the very best capable talent - including a gender balanced workforce - benefits everyone. The diversity of unique talents, skills, abilities and experiences lead to innovative solutions and make Caterpillar a stronger, more successful company. Addressing gender parity is the first step in a broader, more intentional diversity and inclusion journey. Because ultimately, Caterpillar believes that when employees with different opinions, experiences and backgrounds come together, innovation is born ... more

MetLiffe supports International Women's Day

MetLife supports International Women's Day
Women are a major global economic force accounting for an increasing portion of financial and healthcare spending decisions, so building a workplace reflecting this customer base is critical as MetLife works to understand and incorporate women's needs and values as customers. MetLife engages and develops women to take on broader leadership roles. Their Global Women's Initiative forges connections through women's business networks around the globe and their 14 month 'Developing Women's Career Experience' program strengthens the readiness of emerging women leaders for senior positions. Their 'Global Women's Leadership Forum' brings together their top women who serve as ambassadors and reach back through the pipeline to bring others along. Learn more at

2018 International Women's Day charity partners

Catalyst supports International Women's Day

Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organisation with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. They're dedicated to creating workplaces where employees representing every dimension of diversity can thrive. They act as a catalyst through their pioneering research, tools and services, events and recognition programs. Together, their offerings raise awareness of how inclusion benefits today’s global businesses, and provide guidance and solutions on how to enact real change. Catalyst invites women, men and organisations to join them building the inclusion that'll change business, society and lives for the better. Learn more at or donate at

WAGGGS is the International Women's Day charity partner

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) represents 10 million young people in 150 countries, making it the world's largest international organisation for girls. As the global umbrella organisation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, WAGGGS gives them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, speak out on issues that are important to them and make changes in their communities and countries. Leadership is at the core of the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Movement. It runs through everything they do. WAGGGS supports girls to be leaders and make positive choices. They provide them with dynamic and flexible training in life skills and leadership and empowers them to advocate for themselves to improve the lives of girls across the world. Learn more at or donate at

International Women's Day collaborations

Supporter opportunities

International Women's Day collaborations are organisations and groups that provide significant in-kind services to help support and drive the delivery of the International Women's Day website and related global activity. To explore your organisation being a collaborator and for a detailed proposal to be submitted and considered, please visit the IWD collaborations section.

International Women's Day friends

IWD friends

International Women's Day friends are organisations and groups that collaborate with IWD to deliver agreed co-branded products, services and events. They actively market their collaborative involvement with International Women's Day to their communities and meet a number of criteria. To explore your organisation becomming a friend of IWD and to submit a proposal, please contact us.

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