**24 SEPTEMBER 2020**
GLOBAL CHAIR, ANN CAIRNS, TALKS TO BBC RADIO 4 ABOUT WOMEN ON BOARDS AND AT SENIOR EXECUTIVE LEVEL
OUR GLOBAL MISSION
At least 30% representation of all women on all boards and C-suites globally.
THE 30% CLUB
The 30% Club is a global campaign led by Chairs and CEOs taking action to increase gender diversity at board and senior management levels. Under the leadership of Global Chair, Ann Cairns, the campaign continues to expand its international footprint with presence in fourteen countries/ regions around the world.
We support diversity in its very broadest sense and while gender has been our starting point, we fully realise that considerations of ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and beyond are all part of the journey - and that gender identities are themselves evolving rapidly. We believe that only those organisations that foster truly inclusive cultures - cultures that embrace women who look, act and, importantly, THINK differently - can reach their full potential to positively impact their people, their markets and their communities.
See links for more detail on Who We Are and What We Do.
30% CLUB CHAPTERS
Australia | Brazil | Canada | Chile | East Africa | MENA | Hong Kong | Ireland | Italy
Japan | Malaysia | Southern Africa | Turkey | United Kingdom | United States
THE CASE FOR CHANGE
Women's economic participation and leadership in business is essential to drive business performance, as well as to advance corporate sustainability and increase global GDP.
Proud to be a Friend of the OECD Forum
Proud to partner with UN Women & UN Global Compact
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) offer guidance to companies on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Jointly established by UN Women, with a global presence in over 80 countries, and the UN Global Compact, the WEPs are grounded in international labour and human rights standards and the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment. The WEPs bring together stakeholders to raise awareness and implement business practices that empower women, including in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 8 promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. The European Union has invested in making the WEPs a reality through three programmes across the globe: WE EMPOWER—G7, Win-Win (Latin America and the Caribbean), and WeEmpowerAsia. See here for the Women on Board Action Card.