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‘She Works’ Harder for Her Living

Values, CompanyAngela Leung Wasmer, Gap Inc. bloggerComment

When it comes to landing a great job, men still beat out women.

And that’s a fact around the globe.

Despite the fact that women's employment is vital to driving economic growth, women still face barriers.

Private sector companies like ours provide nine out of 10 jobs in the developing world. So there is an opportunity to step up and level the workplace playing field.  

And that’s the crux of a new pledge from the World Bank Group and other leading companies,  announced today at the 10th Annual Clinton Global Initiative. The goal? To come together to improve employment opportunities for more than 300,000 women worldwide over the next two years.

As part of Gap Inc.’s commitment to provide opportunities for women around the world, we—along with other companies such as Coca Cola, Ernst & Young and Intel Corporation—have signed onto the She Works Pledge. It will call for measures proven to enhance women's employment opportunities, such as a commitment to increase female representation at management levels.

It’s a concerted step toward addressing a global issue. To learn more, check out this article on the significance of She Works.