March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day that celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.1 The day has been recognized by the United Nations since 1977 and raises awareness for the continued need to fight gender equality. The theme for IWD 2021 was #ChooseToChallenge, so everyone would […]
Category: Gender Lens
This week marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the constitutional right to vote. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee voted in favor of the amendment and ratified the 19th Amendment. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy […]
Last week, we published the Women of CCM – a six-page report highlighting the members of our team who are women. Coincidentally, this report was printed just at the start of a series of holidays honoring women, including National Girls and Women in Sports Day, International Women’s Day, and Harriet […]
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, awareness of gender inequality is becoming more widespread. An increasing number of people around the world are taking action and using a gender lens to consciously improve outcomes for women.
According to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and Sustainable Development Goal #5, providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
At CCM, we categorize our investments using seventeen impact themes, one of which is gender lens. We define this theme as follows: benefiting women and girls, primarily those that are low- and moderate-income, such as women-owned businesses, educational programs, health-related services, and affordable homeownership. We support these initiatives promoting gender […]
While the U.S. has made tremendous progress in gender equality, a gender gap persists. Whether it is a result of institutional discrimination towards women, their roles as caregivers affecting their salaries, or a combination of both, a gender wage gap is prevalent among many occupations.
We hear about the gender gap discussed in the news covering all types of fields and regions of the world. People can argue endlessly about the origins, culprits, and measurements of gender discrimination. Yet, data continues to show that women are significantly underrepresented in the world of financial services. PwC’s […]