February 23, 2017

EDGE Certified Foundation and PWN Global Join Forces to Close the Workplace Gender Gap

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24 February 2017 (Zurich) Switzerland, EDGE Certified Foundation and PWN Global made a public announcement at the 10th Global Diversity and Inclusion Seminar in Zurich, Switzerland, that we are partnering to close the workplace gender gap.

The partnership will focus on making tangible and sustainable change in organizations around the world by driving measurable and impactful activities in support of gender balanced leadership. Both partners will leverage their expertise and engage their community members to actively commit to closing the gender gap and sharing their organizational best practices.

PWN Global is a global movement of people working towards gender balanced leadership through professional development and international, cross-industry, online and in-person networking. EDGE Certification is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality in the workplace.

EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is distinguished by its rigor and focus on business impact. EDGE Certification has been designed to help organizations not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also benefit from it. EDGE is currently working with more than 150 organizations, in over 40 countries and 22 industries.

“If the topic of gender equality is to become a business critical cause, we need to find ways to tackle it in exactly the same way in which organizations address their business objectives. We need to find a way to measure and track progress; to secure the support of the entire leadership team and create accountability for results. EDGE Certification provides a global seal of approval informing employees, job seekers, consumers and investors alike that the organization is credibly and explicitly committed to workplace gender equality” said Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, Strategic Adviser, EDGE Certified Foundation.

PWN Global joins a vibrant community of change-makers who are part of the EDGE network.

“PWN Global strongly believes that organizations will only succeed in achieving gender balanced leadership if they consistently measure diversity & inclusion initiatives within their strategic agenda. The rigorous certification standard of EDGE has proved to help shift the needle. We clearly see organizations prosper once they embrace balanced leadership as a business imperative. We are excited that EDGE is joining PWN Global as a partner, as working with EDGE will support us in our mission of achieving gender balanced leadership in business and society”, said Sonya Richardson, President, PWN Global.

 

About PWN Global

PWN Global is a volunteer-led, not for profit association head-quartered in France, with 29 city networks around the world. A global movement of 3.500 members representing 90 nationalities working towards gender balanced leadership through professional development and international, cross-industry, online and in-person networking. The broader PWN Global community numbers approximately 40.000, and is in a continuous expansion at the international level.

More information about PWN Global may be found at www.pwnglobal.net or follow us on Twitter @PWNGlobal

About EDGE Certification

EDGE is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. EDGE Certification has been designed to help companies not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also benefit from it.

EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is distinguished by its rigor and focus on business impact. The methodology uses a business, rather than theoretical approach that incorporates benchmarking, metrics and accountability into the process. It assesses policies, practices and numbers across five different areas of analysis: equal pay for equivalent work, recruitment and promotion, leadership development training and mentoring, flexible working and company culture.

EDGE is currently working with more than 150 organizations, in over 40 countries and 22 industries.

The EDGE assessment methodology was developed by the EDGE Certified Foundation and launched at the World Economic Forum in 2011.

For more information, visit edge-cert.org or follow us on Twitter @EDGE_CERT

 

Media Contacts

PWN Global

Rebecca Fountain
Head of Marketing and Communications

+33 (0)9 70 46 65 64

rebecca.fountain@pwnglobal.net

 

EDGE Strategy:
Lucy Jay-Kennedy  

Communications Director
+41 (0)41 530 11 49
Lucy.JayKennedy@edge-strategy.com

 

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