Gender Equality Principles Initiative
Three out of four women work in the private sector. Despite decades of progress to remove structural barriers and implement policies to support women in the workplace, women still are dropping out of the workforce, hitting the glass ceiling, and being paid less than men for doing the same job. The Department teamed up with Calvert Investments and Verite to create the Gender Equality Principles (GEP) Initiative. The GEP provides private sector organizations practical standards to which companies can aspire, a self-assessment tool to measure and assess their progress on fundamental issues of gender equality, and demonstrated model practices from companies in the Bay Area.