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The award-winning San Francisco Gender Equality Principles Initiative is a groundbreaking program that helps organizations achieve greater gender equality through implementation of the seven Gender Equality Principles.

 

This website provides organizations with many valuable resources, including:
 

  • A confidential assessment to track their progress toward a more equitable workplace
  • Bay Area model practices from the Gender Equality Challenge
  • Summaries and updates from our roundtables and events
  • An extensive database of relevant resources and innovative new research
  • And so much more!


Learn more about the Gender Equality Principles and take your first step toward optimizing your gender advantage.

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GENDER EQUALITY NEWS

Applications Now Open for the Annual Gender Equality Challenge
The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women wants to know how your organization promotes gender equality in the workplace! Apply now to participate in the 2018 Challenge and have your organization’s policy or program showcased by the City and County of San Francisco as a model practice. Click here for more information on the Challenge and for application instructions. The deadline to submit your model practice is Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

The Paid Leave Playbook: Strategies for Success Event on Friday, June 9, 2017
The Paid Leave Playbook event at UC Hastings taught employers, large and small, how to retain employees and create a more productive environment through their paid leave policies. Attendees received the latest tips to effectively implement the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance from the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement and Legal Aid at Work.

2017 Gender Equality Challenge Forum: Accelerating Leadership through Action 
On January 27, 2017, ten Bay Area employers were recognized for their workplace practices that exemplify the Gender Equality Principles. The event was attended by more than 100 civic, business, and community leaders.

Healthy Mothers Workplace Launches 2016 Award
The Department and its allies in the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition launched year four of the HMW Awards on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Check out photos from last year's ceremony. Mother friendly workplace toolkit now available. More.

FFWO FAQs now available
Have questions about the San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance?
Check out OLSE's new FAQs.

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The founding partners wish to thank Symantec Corporation for its continuing support.