Gap Inc. Selected for Bloomberg’s Inaugural Cross-Sector Gender Equality Index
by Laura Wilkinson, Gap Inc. Global Corporate Affairs
January 22, 2018
Gender dynamics and conversations about equal representation in the workplace are hot topics in the collective cultural headspace right now to be sure, but at Gap Inc., we’ve been focused on advancing gender equality for nearly five decades, since Doris and Don Fisher first founded Gap back in 1969. Equality is in our company’s DNA, and we’re committed to creating workplaces that are fully inclusive, and fully equal.
In acknowledgment of the work that we’ve done and will continue to do, Bloomberg has named Gap Inc. one of more than 100 companies from ten sectors — and the only U.S. retailer — who are a part of the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). This new index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.
Starting with our co-founder Doris Fisher, we’ve believed in the power of female leadership at all levels of the company. From store managers to division presidents, from our female global management team members to the women who have run and helped to grow each of our iconic brands over the years, women have had a seat at the leadership table since the beginning.
We’ve made important strides over the years. In 2014, Gap Inc. became the first Fortune 500 company to report equal pay for equal work across our global organization.
But we recognize that we still have work to do to help promote full equality for all, and we’re committed to doing to doing our part to not only make changes across our company, but within our industry. Join us.
To learn more about this important benchmark, read Bloomberg’s announcement.