Mary Kay has released a position paper echoing the strategy of the European Union on gender equality and joined the Generation Equality Forum Global Action Coalitions.
The European Commissions’ Gender Equality Strategy for 2020-2025 states: “The Strategy presents policy objectives and actions to make significant progress by 2025 towards a gender-equal Europe. The goal is a Union where women and men, girls and boys, in all their diversity, are free to pursue their chosen path in life, have equal opportunities to thrive, and can equally participate in and lead our European society.”
In the paper, Mary Kay announced support for the EU proposal to increase the representation of women on corporate boards and encouraged supplier diversity programs and inclusive procurement programs.
“Discriminatory laws, gender bias and stereotyping, violence against women and girls–these are all global issues and must be tackled in partnership with the public and private sectors and civil society organizations across the world,” said Julia Simon, Chief Legal & Diversity Officer at Mary Kay. “Achieving gender equality is critical to the survival of the planet and the rebuilding of more sustainable and thriving economies and societies.”