P&G Recognized For Promoting Advancement of Women

Thursday, October 27, 2011 3:03 am EDT

At P&G, diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA. We bring together individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, and working and thinking styles. In doing so, we believe P&G is more innovative and better able to delight people living in the diverse markets we serve.

In October 2011, P&G was proud to receive the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) “2011 Corporate Empowerment for Women” award. This honor recognizes a beauty industry company that develops and supports programs within their organization that contribute to the advancement of women.

In P&G’s award letter, CEW notes, “As the recipient of this award, P&G has met the criteria with its many employee-focused programs, like Blueprint for Healthy Living that offers 24/7 access to a nurse who advises and advocates for employees, as well as programs that offer aid for adoption and job-guaranteed time off, flexible work options, health insurance coverage for employees with 20 hours of work a week, as well as three child-care centers."

Indeed, P&G’s commitment to the advancement and support of women is stronger today than ever before. And this focus is yielding visible results:

  • A 50 percent increase in female representation at the President level and above over the past decade;
  • A P&G Board of Directors that includes 50 percent female leadership (5 out of 10);  
  • A workforce where more than 42 percent of managers are women; and
  • More than 46 percent of management new hires in the past five years have been women.


“To improve lives around the world, we must first improve the lives of P&G employees,” P&G Chairman, President and CEO Bob McDonald said in accepting the award on P&G’s behalf. “We are committed to advancing and supporting the women of P&G – challenging and developing their potential with critical business assignments and empowering them with programs and solutions they need so they can bring their best to our Purpose of touching and improving lives.”