On March 10, 2020, Unilever announced that it has made outstanding progress in the context of equalising gender pay. This was reported close to International Women’s Day as Unilever hit a milestone after a long-term campaign and commitment to achieve greater women’s representation and equity in gender pay.
The FMCG Company, headquartered in London, has reported that women now make up 50 per cent of the management globally. This figure is a 12 per cent rise since 2010. Unilever has been able to increase the count of women employees by overcoming stereotypes and hiring women in jobs that were historically dominated by men. For instance, women make up 47 per cent of its operations and technology managers. In addition, 50 per cent of them are employed in some work of financial nature.
Unilever has championed the cause of diversity and inclusion, and these numbers are a testimonial to the difference it has been able to make. The Company also reported 45 per cent women’s representation in the non-executive board.
By improving its gender ratio, Unilever also sends a message to the world that its policies and practices are pro-women. Not surprisingly, it was ranked the number one company for working mothers, by the Working Mother magazine.