HeForShe is the United Nations global solidarity movement for Gender Equality. HeForShe is an invitation for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality. The men of HeForShe aren’t on the sidelines. They’re working with women and with each other to build businesses, raise families, and give back to their communities.
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Men hold a disproportionate level of power across cultures globally, but they remain largely absent from the gender equity conversation.
As with other human rights and social justice movements like racial and LGBT+ equality, gender equality requires action and allyship across all of society.
At PwC, we are aware of the critical role that the private sector has in advancing gender equality, and partnering with UN Women HeForShe provides us a platform to act as role models in our industry but also join forces with HeForShe to truly accelerate the pace of change.
The number of years it will take to close the gender gap
Globally, more than 90 percent of all Heads of State and Fortune 500 CEOs are male-identifying
Since the launch of HeForShe, there is now a 3M strong community of activists across the globe
Each year #HeForShe generates 3 billion conversions on social media
At the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2015, PwC became an IMPACT 10x10x10 champion – making PwC one of the first ten corporations around the world committing to take bold, game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. Skip forward to March 2021, and we were excited to renew our pledge to the HeForShe movement by becoming one of the inaugural HeForShe Alliance partners and making two PwC HeForShe Alliance commitments.
The HeForShe Alliance is an intimate group of the most ambitious leaders from across government, the corporate world and third sector with the aim of accelerating progress towards gender equality.
“Engaging men to be activists, disruptors, to make a change for the benefit of others is hugely important”