Bright Horizons Named to Bloomberg’s 2020 Gender Equality Index

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One of the first things you notice when you walk into Bright Horizons is women. 

There are a lot of us…everywhere from classrooms to corner offices.

It’s a point of pride that more than half of our leadership team is female (COO, CFO, CHRO, CMO, and CDO, for anyone keeping score), not to mention 90% of our workforce. 

And today, the business world is noticing, too. For the first time, Bright Horizons has been named to the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI).

“The GEI measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand,” writes Bloomberg. 

“The firms included in this year’s index scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect a high level of disclosure and overall performance across the framework’s five pillars.”

For us it’s more than a designation, but a design – as in pipelines. It’s well known that women who see women leaders see future careers. That the majority of both our senior leadership team and board of directors is female signals to prospective employees that Bright Horizons is a great place to grow. It doesn’t hurt that women are also good for business.  “A growing body of research,” says MIT, “shows that increasing the number of women leaders can be key to your company’s future success.”

We’ve got the thirty years of growth to prove it. 

"It is an honor to be recognized by a world-class organization like Bloomberg for our commitment to gender-equality,” said our CEO Stephen Kramer

“We understand the importance of being transparent about our efforts to promote equality among our employees and recognize the need to be held accountable by our employees, clients, and investors. This is why being included in the Gender-Equality Index is important to us as an organization."

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Written by: Lisa Oppenheimer

January 24, 2020

About the Author

Lisa Oppenheimer at Bright Horizons

As Director, Brand Storytelling at Bright Horizons, Lisa writes “from the trenches” about the real life challenges of people in today’s workplaces: from the tensions of being a working mother, to working with millennials in the digital age, and everything in between. With a career ranging from freelance to full-time, Lisa brings a diverse employment background to her perspective.