Standing Together for Equality
by Kelly Flanagan and Brooke Ginnard, Gap Inc. bloggers
Equality is woven into the fabric of Gap Inc.’s culture and business practices. Not because it’s fashionable — although equality is, and always should be, in style — but because it’s the way the world should work.
This year, employees from Gap Inc. business resource groups across the enterprise came together to stand for and celebrate equality leading into Equal Pay Day, which falls on April 4 this year. Check out the video, below.
When Doris and Don Fisher founded Gap in 1969, they both contributed the same amount of money to open one of the first specialty retail stores. And they continued to run their business together, as equal partners with an equal investment.
Gap Inc. pays women and men — globally, dollar for dollar — equal pay for equal work. In 2014, Gap Inc. was the first Fortune 500 company to announce equal pay for equal work, with its methodology and data independently validated by a leading gender and diversity firm. Gap Inc. conducts annual internal pay equality reviews using this approved methodology.
At Gap Inc., every day is Equal Pay Day.