By Bailey Doyle and Alice LaViolette, Business Committee Co-Chairs of Support, Heart & Opportunity for Women (SHOW), Clorox’s Employee Resource Group that was founded in 2006 and now has over 500 members worldwide.
Clorox recently partnered with Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.Org on their #LeanInTogether public awareness campaign that focuses on men and their important role in achieving gender equality. The campaign lit up social media when the campaign launched on March 5 and on Bring Your Child to Work Day on April 23rd. We snapped a few photos of Clorox employees raising awareness for the cause, and shared them on Clorox’s own social media channels, including the Kingsford® brand, to share our support. For the full gallery of photos, scroll to the bottom of this article.
The #LeanInTogether campaign seeks to raise awareness that leaning in isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s great for men. So many men understand this and want to know want they can do. Leanintogether.org offers tips and resources focused on practical, everyday steps that men can take to support their wives, children and female coworkers. In addition, the site depicts athletes, influencers and everyday all-stars coming together to show their support for 50/50 equality.
“Everybody wins by supporting gender equality,” says Linda Rendle, VP and GM – Homecare and SHOW’s executive leader. “I’m excited that SHOW can help bring attention to this issue. People at Clorox understand the important role men play in helping women reach gender equality at both work and home.”
In addition to supporting SHOW, Clorox works with Network of Executive Women, Society of Women Engineers and Management Leadership for Tomorrow to attract, advance and retain female employees. Clorox’s commitment to gender diversity can be seen in its numbers too:
- 29% women on Clorox’s executive committee
- 30% women on Clorox’s board
- 40% global female nonproduction managers
- 49% global female nonproduction employees
“Today’s global marketplace is very different from the one many of us grew up in, requiring new approaches and a diverse leadership in terms of worldviews, experiences and thought processes,” says Erby Foster, director – Diversity & Inclusion. “When we strategically leverage our diversity to drive competitive advantage, it helps us innovate, place products in multicultural marketplaces and grow marketshare with multicultural consumers.”
Learn about The Clorox Company’s commitment to employee diversity here.
About the Authors
Bailey Doyle is a Group Manager on the National Shopper Marketing Team. She is originally from New Jersey, but really enjoys the great Bay Area weather- especially in the winter! Prior to coming to Clorox, she held various positions at consumer & shopper promotions agencies around the Bay Area & in Boston. Outside of work she enjoys running, Pure Barre, and cheering on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team.
Alice LaViolette is a Sales Planning Team Leader in the Cleaning Division. She is originally from Taiwan but grew up in Southern California and spent most of her professional career in the Bay Area. Prior to coming to Clorox, she held various Sales positions at L’Oreal USA and Macy’s, Inc. Outside of work she enjoys running, trying out new restaurants, and singing.
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