Companies committed to forging a gender equal world

Progressive companies around the world are actively supporting women's advancement and helping to forge gender equality. 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 2020 Partners

HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Their 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. Women's empowerment is an important part of HCL's holistic diversity agenda.

Amazon supports International Women's Day

What unites Amazonians is that they’re all striving to delight their customers and make their lives easier. Women lead some of Amazon's largest and most innovative businesses and have a positive impact on their products and services. Amazon seeks diverse perspectives and encourages their communities to embrace that we are all human, all different, and all equal.

For more than 130 years Avon has stood for women: providing innovative, quality beauty products primarily sold to women, through women. Millions of independent sales Representatives across the world sell iconic Avon brands via their social networks, building their own beauty businesses on a full- or part-time basis. Avon supports women's empowerment, entrepreneurship and well-being and has donated over $1billion to women's causes through Avon and the Avon Foundation.

Medtronic works to help women excel in all areas of their lives — to enjoy the benefits of balance, while pursuing meaningful, fulfilling careers that improve human welfare. Fostering a culture of inclusion, the company aims to ensure women feel supported as they build their careers and contribute to a broader community where all individuals can grow and thrive.

International Women's Day 2020 Supporters

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International Women's Day Collaborations

Supporter opportunities

International Women's Day Collaborations are with companies 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 becoming a Collaborator, please submit a detailed proposal for consideration via the IWD Collaborations section.

International Women's Day Charities of Choice

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 about WAGGGS or donate.

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 about Catalyst or donate.

International Women's Day Friends

IWD friends

Friends of IWD are relationships that see grassroots groups deliver agreed amplification activity to support IWD and meet 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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