Welcome Our Target Gender Equality Cohort
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Welcome Our Target Gender Equality Cohort

July 28, 2021

Target Gender Equality is a gender equality accelerator program for participating companies of the UN Global Compact. Through facilitated performance analysis, capacity building workshops, peer-to-peer learning and multi-stakeholder dialogue at the country-level, Target Gender Equality will support companies engaged with the UN Global Compact in setting and reaching ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership, starting with the Board and Executive Management levels.

Companies participating in Target Gender Equality have the opportunity to deepen implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles and strengthen their contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 5.5, which calls for equal women representation, participation and leadership in business globally. Companies will be equipped with the latest data and research supporting the business case for gender equality and gain insights from UN partners and experts on how to accelerate progress on gender equality.

UN Global Compact Network USA will run the Target Gender Equality accelerator for the first time in 2021 and will welcome the following 15 companies to the program in August:

  • AkzoNobel USA
  • Arconic Corp
  • E Ink Corporation
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • MetLife
  • Munters Group AB
  • PayPal Holdings, Inc.
  • UCB, Inc.
  • Barings
  • HKS, Inc.
  • ME&A
  • Momentive Performance Materials
  • Munchkin Inc.
  • MK Partners, Inc.
  • Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc.

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