Transforming the workplace is foundational to making progress toward gender parity. Only 4.8% of CEOs on the 2018 Fortune 500 list are women. And studies by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company show that women remain underrepresented at every level in corporate America, even while companies’ commitment to gender equality is at an all-time high, proving that turning commitment into practice has been a challenge. Girl Scouts of the USA and The David and Lura Lovell Foundation are collaborating to turn the tide.
Fair Play, Equal Pay™, GSUSA’s new gender parity initiative sponsored by The David and Lura Lovell Foundation, will engage businesses to take action now to help build a more equitable future for girls. Industry leaders and major corporate partners of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), including Accenture, Ernst & Young and SAP have already committed to the initiative and increase female leadership and pay in their organizations by 2030. One of the most comprehensive and solutions-oriented corporate gender parity programs to date, the initiative leverages the power and impact of the Girl Scout brand to encourage companies who work with Girl Scouts to take the pledge towards parity and equal pay for equal work.
Creating a more equitable working world in which girls and young women can see themselves fairly reflected in organizational leadership among their male peers, and have a reasonable expectation of equal pay for equal work, dovetails seamlessly with GSUSA’s mission to develop girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. GSUSA looks forward to its continued collaboration with The David and Lura Lovell Foundation to ensure girls’ talents are a key part of our country’s future.
About The David and Lura Lovell Foundation
The Lovell Foundation grew from the passions and life experiences of founders David and Lura Lovell. Together they dealt with monumental challenges and opportunities—by connecting with others, crusading for change, creating success and experiencing peace and joy. Established in 1994, this family foundation continues to seek impact through Initiatives in Integrative Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Youth Access to the Arts, and Gender Parity. In its first 25 years, the foundation has invested over $30 million in 120 nonprofit organizations for local and national projects supporting people and programs that empower lives, provide opportunities, improve conditions and advance community. Today the foundation is propelled by the passions of the second and third generations of the Lovell family and their trusted advisors.