ABOUT THE FEMALE QUOTIENT
The Female Quotient taps into the power of the collective to advance equality. Through our portfolio, we bring visibility to the invisible, create actions and accountability for change, and help companies close the gaps across parity, pipeline, and policy. Together with our partners, we are adding more women to every equation, from college campuses to the corner office, across sectors and industries.
Through our work, we tackle three fundamental, persistent challenges to parity:
- Gender inequalities still exist — and, in many cases, are getting worse.
- Women in business lack a community and a platform to raise their visibility.
- Organizations lack effective ways to close their equality gaps and engage the best talent.
When you add more women to any equation,
there is a return on equality:
Companies with diversity are 75% more likely to bring innovative ideas to market.
Organizations with more women in leadership deliver 1.7x stronger leadership.
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Companies with diversity are 70% more likely to capture new markets.
Organizations with more women in leadership deliver 1.4x sustained profitable growth.
For every 100 men promoted and hired to manager, only 72 women are promoted and hired.
Men hold 62% of manager-level positions, while women hold just 38%. The number of women decreases at every subsequent level.
Women account for less than a third (29%) of senior roles globally.
In the United States, on average, women make $0.82 to every $1 earned by men for annual earnings.
At the current rate of progress, it will take 99.5 years to achieve global gender equality and 257 years to close the economic gender gap.
Sources: DDI, LeanIn, McKinsey & Company, Center for Talent Innovation, World Economic Forum
We are closing the equality gaps through our portfolio of offerings:
THE PLACE WHERE
WE ALL BELONG
We bring leaders together to activate change through pop-up experiences at global conferences, events, and within companies
REWRITING THE RULES
OF THE WORKPLACE
We foster conscious leadership and help companies close the equality gaps across parity, pipeline, and policy through targeted tools and immersive experiences
UNITING THE WORLD THROUGH
THE POWER OF WOMEN
We are igniting the power of women around the world through regional virtual dinner parties, culminating in a global event that will reach 150,000 women
We support girls around the world, advancing Global Goal #5 through the proceeds of our equality-focused collection of clothing and accessories
"The Female Quotient has been extremely effective at building community and raising the level of conversation and careers of women who have been a part of that community from the beginning."
"With inspiration from The Female Quotient, educational institutions actress the global SAP Next-Gen network of more than 3,700 educational institutions in 116 countries can join the Equality Lounge® @ Campus movement, helping build awareness of the potential for innovations developed by young women, identifying barriers to having more girls and young women pursue STEM education and careers, and working collaboratively to take actions to address these barriers."
"The official Davos delegations are 22% women, but the lounge is the biggest game in town for women, connecting business leaders, thinkers, politicians and academics, and bringing a focus to what we're doing."
"As leaders, we always try to lead by example, and a great example is our alliance with the Female Quotient. We have joined with them at many of the events we sponsor, as well as our internal events throughout the organization, to create positive atmospheres and spaces for dialogue."
CEO, The Female Quotient
Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, is an internationally renowned thought leader, movement maker, and champion of equality. She is a pioneer for online research, becoming the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25. Today, as CEO of The Female Quotient, Zalis works with Fortune 500 companies and impact organizations to advance equality in the workplace. Through its signature pop-up experience, the Equality Lounge®, along with the Business of Equality® and FQ Global Pack, The Female Quotient has created an international community of women rising up to catalyze change. A firm believer in giving back with generosity, Zalis is a proud mentor to women around the world.
Zalis authors a Forbes column that provides virtual mentorship for women in middle management. She is co-founder of #SeeHer, a movement led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to increase the accurate portrayal of women and girls in advertising and media. She is on the board of directors for MAKERS.
CEO, The Female Quotient
Shelley Zalis is an internationally renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace and is the CEO of The Female Quotient. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, helped elevate feminine values in the workplace and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and role model to women and leaders in her industry.
Today, through The Female Quotient, Zalis is advancing gender equality across industries and career levels. A firm believer in giving back with generosity, her legacy is to tap into the power of collaboration to transform workplace culture so that all people feel like they belong.
Zalis authors a Forbes column that provides advice for women in the “messy middle,” middle management, who are looking to rise up into leadership positions. She is co-founder of #SeeHer, a movement led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to increase the accurate portrayal of women and girls in advertising and media. She is on the board of directors for MAKERS.