10 Companies taking responsibility for equal opportunity for women

It is 2016 but in some company, advancement for women in senior positions have not gotten past 1986. These companies have a plan to change.

Women represent close to 40 percent of new hires at the companies, mostly at the entry level. And they are much harder to find at the top. Men comprise 73 percent of senior management, on average, at these companies, a list that includes AccorHotels, Barclays, Koc Holding, McKinsey & Company, PwC, Schneider Electric, Tupperware Brands, Twitter, Unilever and Vodafone.

The firms, which collectively employ more than 1 million people in 190 countries, break out the percentages of women overall, in the boardroom and at the new hire, entry and senior levels.

All are publicly sharing this data for the first time, with the exception of Twitter. Their leaders — all men — are publicly committing to do better and are sharing goals for increasing the numbers of women at all levels in their companies.

2 thoughts on “10 Companies taking responsibility for equal opportunity for women”

  1. People should be aware that in 2006 (that’s BEFORE the Republcans lost control of Congress), President George W. Bush signed into law the 2006 EQUAL PAY ACT


    “The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. Job content (not job titles) determines whether jobs are substantially equal. All forms of pay are covered by this law, including salary, overtime pay, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, hotel accommodations, reimbursement for travel expenses, and benefits.”


    1) The Democrats keep demanding that it is time for the Congress to pass a law giving women the right to equal pay…

    …. even though Congress already did that in 2006 (and arguably equal pay was already required by prior law at that point as well).

    Democrats claim that no Republican or Republican presidential candidate will vote on a bill to give equal pay to women….

    … when Congress already did that 10 years ago.

    So Democrats are accusing Republicans of not supporting legislation that a Republican Congress passed and a Republican President already signed into law a decade agao.

    2) If there is dissatisfaction with the results, it is the EXECUTIVE BRANCH which IMPLEMENTS the law. Democrats have run the Executive Branch since 2008.

    So if the outcome is unsatisfactory, it is because the U.S. Department of Justice, and the EEOC have failed to IMPLEMENT the Republican-led 2006 Equal Pay Act.

    Democrats are responsible for not implementing the law from the Executive Branch

    3) When I wrote the lawsuit to uphold this law with regard to Christine O’Donnell (which she filed pro se because (a) I am not licensed in Delaware, and (b) we were closing in on a Delaware attorney qualified to handle it but we had to stop the clock on the deadline running out before the Delaware attorney could get on board),

    the effort was derided and mocked, especially by liberals and liberal-tarians (who are dyed-in-the-wool, vicious, nasty, bathroom-humor, grade-school mentality liberals but who try to fly under false colors as independents, not to be confused with actual, honorable, genuine libertarians).

    Those who claim that we should care about equal rights for women never support it in a particular, individual case — only in theory.

    It’s like the wag who quipped that he loves humanity, it’s people he can’t stand.

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