Girl Scouts’ Gender Parity Initiative:
Fair Play, Equal Pay®
On average, just 18% of top leadership positions—including C-suite roles and those of vice president, director, and senior manager—are held by women.1
We know that when we close the gender parity gap, everyone wins: women reinvest 90% of their incomes into families and communities, thus adding half a trillion dollars to the U.S. economy and $12 trillion to the global GDP.2
Gender should not be a barrier to equal opportunities for leadership and success. Join Girl Scouts in creating a fairer and more equitable workplace.
After more than a century preparing girls to be leaders in our world, Girl Scouts of the USA has launched a new initiative designed to ensure those girls have a seat at the leadership table, and a reasonable expectation of equal pay for equal work, in the companies, corporations, and organizations to which they devote their leadership skills.
We are inviting companies interested in driving gender equity to sign our pledge and complete an assessment.
Retain top female talent by ensuring your company supports an inclusive work environment where female talent can thrive.
Gain visibility as a company that’s aligned with Girl Scouts — a “top-ten brand” with a network of 50 million alums.
Attract talent by promoting your commitment to gender parity.
Step 1: Pledge to increase gender parity within your company by ensuring 30% of leadership positions are held by diverse female talent by the year 2030.
Step 2: Complete an assessment of your company’s gender parity status.
Step 3: Advance your company’s gender parity status using expert-informed resources available through the initiative.
Step 4: Achieve Girl Scouts’ gender parity certification and proudly promote your organization’s success prominently displaying your certification seal.
The Girl Scouts Gender Parity Pledge:
“We pledge to advance gender parity in our company’s decision- making leadership roles by executing a quantifiable, results-oriented talent plan that drives industry-leading female representation and equal pay for equal work. We commit to fostering a workplace characterized by diverse talent that, by the year 2030, includes women in at least 30% of our corporate leadership roles.”
This innovative certification evaluates the commitment of an organization’s leadership to parity. It assesses their commitment to enabling women at all levels of their company to achieving career advancement, creating a pipeline of female talent.
Girl Scouts is working with Canadian organization Women in Governance (WiG), a recognized leader in the gender parity space whose assessment and analytical tools will be instrumental in informing GSUSA’s decision to certify a current and potential Girl Scout vendor.
The initiative is sponsored thanks in large part to a generous grant from The David and Lura Lovell Foundation, a national foundation which supports initiatives in four main areas, by invitation only, including Gender Parity.