There are unconscious and conscious factors influencing gender bias in business and concrete ways leaders can unwind them. Adopting a mindset of a gender champion is a first step. If business leaders can shift from unconsciously gender-biased decisions to consciously championing women, imagine the possibilities for women to be treated fairly at work, rise through development opportunities, and increase the health and safety of both women and men in the workplace.
I commit to undertake the following:
In the context of the UN Global Compact having undertaken a governance review and having plans to restructure its Board in 2018, the Gender Champion commits to ensuring gender parity on the UN Global Compact Board by increasing gender representation from approximately 33% currently to at least 50% in 2018.
Require all UN Global Compact Staff to take the free online UN Women course "I Know Gender".