Companies committed to helping build a more gender-balanced world

Progressive companies around the world are actively supporting women's advancement and helping to forge 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 2019 Partners

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

F5 supports International Women's Day
F5 gives customers the freedom to deliver every app, anywhere - securely with confidence. Apps are F5's business. Whether it's apps that help connect businesses to their customers or apps that help employees do their jobs - F5 makes sure apps are always available and secure, anywhere. With 20+ years of application service experience, F5 provides the broadest set of services and security for enterprise-grade apps, whether on-premises or across any multi-cloud environment. To date, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on F5 to deliver apps that customers and employees can securely access at any time, on any device, from any location. Join the global network of F5ers who work together to create the technologies and solutions that define the power behind their signature red ball. Learn more at

HCL supports International Women's Day
HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Our technology products, services, and engineering are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships. We offer an integrated portfolio of products, solutions, services, and IP through our Mode 1-2-3 strategy, built around Digital, IoT, Cloud, Automation, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Infrastructure Management and Engineering Services, amongst others. With a worldwide network of R&D, innovation labs and delivery centers, and 127,000+ 'Ideapreneurs' working in 43 countries, HCL serves leading enterprises across key industries, including 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000. Learn more at

International Women's Day 2019 Supporters

International Women's Day 2020 Partnerships, Collaborations & Flagship Events now open.

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 Charities of Choice

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 friends

IWD friends

Friends of IWD are relationships that see organizations and groups tangibly deliver agreed amplification activity to support IWD and who meet a number of specific selection criteria. Activity is not generally an event as these are already listed here - but rather co-branded marketing activity and promotion supporting the IWD annual campaign theme. To submit a proposal, please visit the Friends of IWD section.

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