International Women's Day campaign sponsor


EY supports International Women's Day

Accelerating achievement of gender parity - within EY and in business at large - is not just a fairness argument but an economic imperative. It is key to building a better world. Now is the time to take action and put gender on the global agenda. EY is proud to partner with International Women’s Day on the Be Bold for Change campaign. Today, we are calling on others to accelerate their efforts, too, and make a commitment. By working together, we can create a ripple effect that not only advances women in the workplace at present but also redefines opportunities for future generations of women. Together, we can forge a lasting legacy of growth, increased prosperity and stronger communities throughout the world. Join us: ey.com/womenfastforward

2017 International Women's Day partners

AECOM supports International Women's Day

AECOM supports International Women's Day
AECOM embraces the diversity of every employee through an inclusive and accountable culture. Their diversity and inclusion is embedded in their core values and is a key driver of their success. Their innovation is enhanced by their ability to draw from a wealth of different backgrounds and experiences. Their diversity also enables them to better understand their clients and the communities in which they live and work. An inclusive culture is a dynamic, active and intentional environment that increases individual and organizational performance by creating opportunities for all employees to achieve their full potential. With AECOM's employees serving clients in more than 150 countries, they recognize that sustaining a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to their future success. Learn more at aecom.com/careers/diversity-inclusion

BP supports International Women's Day

BP supports International Women's Day
BP aims for women to represent at least 25% of their group leaders - the most senior managers of their businesses and functions - by 2020. They're also committed to increasing the national diversity of their leaders to reflect the countries in which they operate. BP currently has three women on their board and they're actively seeking qualified candidates as they remain committed to a quarter of their board soon being female. Over 30% of their graduate hires are female in the UK through continued efforts to highlight the depth and breadth of careers available in BP which include science, trading, business and engineering. BP's perspective on diversity and inclusion is more than a box-ticking exercise - it's a business essential. BP's commitment to diversity and inclusion enables them to be creative, competitive and thrive in their environment, as they deliver safe and reliable energy the world needs now and in the future. Learn more at bp.com/en/global/bp-careers/working-at-bp/diversity-inclusion.html

Caterpillar supports International Women's Day

Caterpillar supports International Women's Day
Caterpillar fosters an inclusive environment and believes that regardless of gender, the full value of each individual's contribution can be realized only when we treat one another with respect, trust and dignity. Inclusion drives business results. Providing all employees with the opportunity to develop and having the very best capable talent - including a gender balanced workforce - benefits everyone. The diversity of unique talents, skills, abilities and experiences lead to innovative solutions and make Caterpillar a stronger, more successful company. Addressing gender parity is the first step in a broader, more intentional diversity and inclusion journey. Because ultimately, Caterpillar believes that when employees with different opinions, experiences and backgrounds come together, innovation is born. Learn more at caterpillar.com.

EBRD supports International Women's Day

EBRD supports International Women's Day
EBRD values gender equality as an integral part of their commitment to promoting sustainable and environmentally sound development across their investment and donor-funded activities. Gender equality is a principal element in the promotion of sound business management and the advancement of sustainable growth in the countries where the EBRD invests. They have a Strategy for the Promotion of Gender Equality (2016-2020 that identifies specific gender areas where the EBRD can best add value given its business model and mandate. The Strategy sets out their approach to mainstream gender equality into EBRD operations by 2020. Learn more at ebrd.com/ebrd-and-gender-equality-overview.html

MetLiffe supports International Women's Day

MetLife supports International Women's Day
MetLife is a Top 50 Company for Diversity and their focus on women relates to their bottom line. Women are a major global economic force accounting for an increasing portion of financial and healthcare spending decisions, so building a workplace reflecting this customer base is critical as MetLife works to understand and incorporate women's needs and values as customers. MetLife engages and develops women to take on broader leadership roles. Their Global Women's Initiative forges connections through 26 women's business networks around the globe and their 14 month 'Developing Women's Career Experience' program strengthens the readiness of emerging women leaders for senior positions. Their 'Global Women's Leadership Forum' brings together their top 70 women who serve as ambassadors and reach back through the pipeline to bring others along. "A diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion are essential to the way MetLife does business and how we treat our employees. We're committed to diversity and inclusion at MetLife and strive to be known as an inclusive global company that attracts, develops and retains the best talent. A workforce that reflects our customer base is essential to our continued success," says MetLife's Chairman, President and CEO Steven Kandarian. Learn more at metlife.com/about/corporate-profile/diversity-inclusion/initiatives

PepsiCo supports International Women's Day

PepsiCo supports International Women's Day
PepsiCo has a strong commitment to increasing female participation in the workforce, and strives to increase the number of women leaders through recruitment and development initiatives around the world. We know that creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential for our business to work at its best. Diversity of thought and experience is precisely what gives us valuable strategic insights, fuels our product innovation and helps us to attract and retain the best talent. In Australia, PepsiCo has an ongoing commitment and effort to workplace gender equality through encouraging work life quality and flexibility in the workplace; supporting women at all levels to progress into more senior positions; and ensuring pay equity within the business. Over 40% of senior roles are filled by women and almost half of the ANZ Executive Leadership team are female. Learn more about PepsiCo's global goals at pepsico.com/Purpose/Performance-with-Purpose/People

Western Union supports International Women's Day

Western Union supports International Women's Day
In honor of International Women's Day 2017, Western Union, a leader in global payments services, recognizes the contributions global women workers make in their communities – both in their adopted country as well as their homeland. Of the 247 million migrants around the world, women account for nearly 50 percent, and are set to move half of the estimated US$ 610 billion that will cross borders in 2016 [i]. More than 75 percent of these remittances flows into developing countries, underpinning a powerful economic dialogue between families from one side of the globe to the other. International Women's Day is an opportunity to shine a light on the accomplishments of women, especially the hundreds of millions that cross borders and are economic change agents for their families, their home countries, and their host nations across the globe. Learn more at corporate.westernunion.com [i] World Bank Migration and Remittances fact book 2016


2017 International Women's Day charity partners

Catalyst supports International Women's Day

Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. They're dedicated to creating workplaces where employees representing every dimension of diversity can thrive. They act as a catalyst through their pioneering research, tools and services, events and recognition programs. Together, their offerings raise awareness of how inclusion benefits today’s global businesses, and provide guidance and solutions on how to enact real change. Catalyst invites women, men and organizations to join them building the inclusion that'll change business, society and lives for the better. Learn more at catalyst.org

WAGGGS is the International Women's Day charity partner

Leadership is at the core of the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Movement. It runs through everything they do. WAGGGS empowers girls and young women to stand up and speak out on issues affecting them. They support girls to be leaders and make positive choices. They provide girls and young women with dynamic, flexible and values-based training in life skills, leadership and citizenship. WAGGGS not only speaks out on behalf of girls and young women everywhere advocating to influence people making decisions that improve the lives of girls, but they also empowers young women to advocate for themselves.The IWD website's charity of choice for many years has been WAGGGS so that fundraising can be channelled to them. Learn more at wagggs.org or donate at wagggs.org/support-us/donate


2017 International Women's Day opportunities

Partnership opportunities

Interested in your organization supporting International Women's Day and being featured as one of our valued partners actively working to accelerate gender parity? Contact the IWD team to explore major opportunities for 2017 and beyond. The International Women's Day website has been operating for over 15 years as a shared global digital hub dedicated to everything IWD, and has supported many gender-focused initiatives for companies around the world like EY, Accenture, HSBC, Cisco, Deloitte, Allianz, MetLife, Scotiabank, African Development Bank, BP, Avanade, EBRD, PwC, E.ON, Western Union and more.


2017 International Women's Day supporters

Supporter opportunities

International Women's Day supporters are organizations and groups that provide significant in-kind services to help support and drive the delivery of the International Women's Day website and related global activity. To explore your organization being a 2017 supporter and for a detailed proposal to be considered, please contact us.


2017 International Women's Day friends

IWD friends

International Women's Day friends are endorsed organizations and groups that collaborate with IWD and co-brand to deliver agreed products, services and events. They actively market their collaborative involvement with International Women's Day to their communities and meet a number of selection criteria. To explore your organization being a 2017 friend and for an initiative or proposal to be considered, please contact us.