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11 April 2017 – The 2017 Gender Equality Global Report and Ranking sits at the heart of Equileap’s strategy to accelerate gender equality in the workplace. It is part of a comprehensive tool-kit
designed to make the gender performance of public companies transparent and comparable, and to enable corporations to understand how they can improve performance.

The 2017 Equileap Gender Equality Scorecard was peer-reviewed by an Expert Committee, including Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation.

EDGE Co-Founder member of the Expert Committee for 2017 Equileap Gender Equality Scorecard

28 March 2017: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote address during the Professional Business Women of California Conference. During her speech she stated, “And we’re seeing exciting initiatives across industries like the EDGE Certification program, which was designed to help companies measure and hold themselves accountable for creating a more equal workplace. Google it, EDGE, and see what you can do to advocate for it within your own company.”

Hillary Clinton on EDGE Certification at Professional Business Women Conference

17 March 2017: IDB Facebook Live – The Inter-American Development Bank’s President, Luis Alberto Moreno, Andrew Morrison and Maria Theresa Villanueva (both experts in gender and diversity) discussed women in leadership positions and how they benefit society as a whole.

The IDB is EDGE Certified. EDGE is mentioned in this clip at 15:49.

Did you know that the glass ceiling is breaking in Latin America and the Caribbean?

07 March 2017: The New York Times – column from Luis Alberto Moreno (President, Inter-American Development Bank) on how the IDB is closing the gender gap – mentioning the organizations recent EDGE Certification, as well as providing regional insight on gender equality in Latin America.

Cómo romper el techo de cristal en las empresas

08 March 2017: Zurich website – International Woman’s Day is an opportunity to highlight the need of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. At Zurich, a number of global initiatives have been implemented to promote diversity and inclusion. But more needs to be done to promote it in the workplace.

Zurich is EDGE Certified in 13 entities globally.

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace at Zurich

08 March 2017: EDGE Video – At the current pace, 170 is the number of years it would take for gender equality to be achieved. According to the World Economic Forum, equality slips to 2186.

But with a lot of rigor, passion and perseverance gender equality can be achieved in our lifetimes. Here is why and how.

Where we stand on workplace gender equality on the International Women’s Day

Press release

Zürich, 1. Dezember 2017Die Stiftung EDGE* zeichnet Zurich Schweiz als erstes SMI- und erstes Finanzdienstleistungs-Unternehmen mit dem «Move»-Label für die Gleichstellung von Mann und Frau aus. Gleichberechtigung zwischen den Geschlechtern gehört in der Schweiz zu...

ZURICH SCHWEIZ ZAHLT FRAUEN GLEICH VIEL LOHN WIE MÄNNERN

Blog posts

Employees say: “I love how many females are in management, upper management, and executive roles. It changes the dynamic of the company and inspires me knowing there is not a glass ceiling at Concur.” “There is a Women in Leadership opportunity, a year-long process where women are encouraged to take classes, watch Ted Talks, and discuss challenges and ideas with small groups of other women. It helped me build relationships with other women in management, which has brought me an incredible amount of strength and confidence.”

Best Workplaces for Women

November 2016: Iris Bohnet & Aniela Unguresan – Around the world people are still trying to work out what the result of the US election will mean for them, their family and their country. From a gender equality perspective, many had hoped to hear the sound of the most enduring of glass ceilings being shattered. It wasn’t to be. But that should not distract responsive leaders, in so many countries, who are adapting their public policies and their businesses to make them fairer and more profitable.

Everything has changed – but gender equality remains as important as ever

Elsevier earns EDGE Assess certification for gender equality: Equal opportunity for women and men is a fundamental principle of human dignity. In the workplace, promoting gender equality and diversity is simply the right thing to do, but we also know that it is critical to boosting creativity, innovation and making the use of rich talent.

Concrete Steps Towards Gender Parity

Guest Blog: Sanola Daley is an Investment Management Officer for Non-Financial Products and Services at the Inter-American Investment Corporation. If the entire private sector of Latin America and the Caribbean was one giant company, six out of ten of its employees...

Why steel companies are hiring more women

2015 was a year of momentum and profound realization, as both governments and the private sector voiced a general consensus that the case for corporate gender equality is no longer about the why, but about the how.

EDGE’s work impacts right where ‘work’ happens, deep from within, at company level. And as we work with corporations and organizations all over the world, assessing their gender equality status quo and the desirable changes needed to achieve optimal workplaces for men and women, we see first hand how these companies themselves benefit, once these precise interventions are affected.

The EDGE perspective: Why Gender Equality needs to become a behaviour in 2016

Christina Tzotzi, R&D engineer at Technip, tells us what it is to work for an EDGE certified company! “I am very pleased to know that Technip is making this commitment, proving that my experience it is not personal and team/manager dependent and that it represents the vision and culture of the Group. In any case, I think that it is important to show externally, but also internally, that the commitment is supported by tangible facts, measurements and action plans.”

Christina Tzotzi, R&D engineer at Technip, tells us what it is to work for an EDGE certified company

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