Corporate Policy

Companies Can Lead the Way on Gender Equality


A TIME'S UP supporter wearing a pin speaks at an event
Research shows that gender equity in the workplace is good for women, good for employers, and good for the bottom line. © Jess Barnard

Central to TIME’S UP’s strategy is changing culture, companies, and laws. TIME’S UP is leading a national conversation to demand companies make their workplaces better, fairer, and safer places for women to work.

We are using every lever at our disposal to change companies for the better — to pay their employees fairly, to offer paid family, medical, and sick leave and child care, to increase racial and gender diversity in leadership, and to treat employees with dignity, wherever they work.

Here’s the bottom line: making sure women have a fair shot at success when they come to work isn’t just the right thing to do. Company policies that promote safety and equity are good for women and for businesses’ bottom lines. Studies also show that companies that have greater gender and racial diversity are more likely to have higher financial returns in the long run.

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Dr. Resa Lewiss, an advocate for TIME'S UP Healthcare. © Devan King/TIME'S UP Foundation

TIME’S UP is leading the way by setting the standard for companies that want to advance gender equality — and holding companies accountable when they fall short.

Take Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Google has refused to release data on the median gender and racial pay gap at the company. That’s the most important piece of information to assess whether women are paid fairly and given equal opportunities to advance.

TIME’S UP spoke at Alphabet’s annual shareholder meeting, urging them to do the right thing and release their median pay data for race and gender. And we’ll be asking other companies to release this key data as well.

Watch TIME'S UP Tech leader Sky Kelley read a TIME'S UP and Arjuna Capital shareholder proposal at the Google/Alphabet 2019 shareholder meeting.
Watch TIME'S UP Tech leader Sky Kelley read a TIME'S UP and Arjuna Capital shareholder proposal at the Google/Alphabet 2019 shareholder meeting. (Photo: © Linda Jordan)

Corporations have a unique role to play when it comes to driving wider change and achieving safe, fair, and dignified work for all women — and TIME’S UP is helping them get there. Let’s get to work.