Girl Scout Cadette discussing the definition of gender parity with an adult.

Girl Scouts’ Gender Parity Initiative: 

Fair Play, Equal Pay®

Join us in driving gender equity in the workplace!

Fair Play, Equal Pay - Certification Seal

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’ 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.”

We are inviting companies interested in driving gender equity to sign our pledge and complete an assessment.

Gender Parity Stats: Gender-Diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform peers. Inclusive companies have 2.3x higher cash flow per employee

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 In fact, at the rate of progress of the past three years, it will take more than 100 years for the upper reaches of US corporations to achieve gender parity.2

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.3

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.


  • 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.

  • Identify and correct organizational gaps which inhibit a diverse, inclusive and engaged workforce.


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.



Download and complete the Statement of Support (PDF).
Return the signed form to us via email

The Fair Play, Equal Pay initiative is supported by the following partners:


Girl Scouts is working with 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.

Thank you to our Fair Play, Equal Pay® participating organizations:

Certification Partners
ZOOM logo
Launch Partners
Accenture logo
EY logo
SAP logo
Pledge Signers
  • A-B Emblem
  • Accenture
  • Baker Tilly US, LLP
  • Capgemini
  • Ceros
  • Clean Air Quality Service, Inc.
  • Engine Group US
  • EY
  • FSS Staffing, LLC
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Greenline Architecture, Inc.
  • Hogan Lovells
  • IST Management Services, Inc.
  • Jackie Evans
  • Palmer & Cay, LLC
  • Randstad USA
  • Resource Global Professionals (RGP)
  • SAP
  • Shepard Exposition Services
  • Silver Tree Consulting & Services
  • Socialfly
  • Softte
  • The Goodkind Group
  • The Invisible Man
  • VisionIT
  • Washington Speakers Bureau
  • Willis Towers Watson

Want to learn more? Read the FAQs or contact us via email.

1 Michelle Peluso, Carolyn Heller Baird, and Lynn Kesterson-Townes, Women, leadership, and the priority paradox (IBM, 2019)
2 Women in the Workplace (McKinsey 2020)
3 Jonathan Woetzel et al., The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth (McKinsey Global Institute, 2015)
4 Women in the Workplace (McKinsey 2020)