Roadmap to Gender Parity in Fashion

Unlocking Gender Parity in fashion

A Roadmap Exploring Gender and Race in the Fashion Industry

There are fewer women cEOs in fashion than in the aerospace or finance industries.

Women make up the majority of fashion and retail employees, and make up to 80% of all fashion purchasing decisions–as much as $15 trillion globally.

However, only 12.5% of fashion CEOs are women, and women only hold 26% of board seats. It’s time for fashion to reflect its employees and consumers, with equal representation for women, particularly those who are most underrepresented.

Source: PwC, “Unraveling the Fabric Ceiling, 2019

Best Practices

Every fashion house is different, with different customers, locations, budgets, resources, countries, and cultures. Some companies have already made significant progress in their journey to gender parity, while others are getting started or renewing their focus. All companies can benefit from the best practices in this paper and roadmap, no matter where they are on the journey. The roadmap looks at five key areas where companies can create effective impact, today:

Quotes from the Paper

Become a Supporter of the Road Map

Show your support of the best practices in this road map and your commitment to improving gender parity in the fashion industry. Your support will make an impact across the industry, making it a more equitable place for women of all backgrounds and identities. Join the companies below and show your customers, employees, and stakeholders that you are committed to improving the future of fashion.


If you are an executive in a fashion company, click to add your logo indicating your support.


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