Women in Cotton

Women in cotton is a working group developed by the ICA to try and increase diversity amongst its members and within the industry as a whole.

What is the group’s mission?

To increase engagement and the impact of women within the industry by giving them a stronger voice, sharing and learning from each other’s experiences and helping networking amongst women in the global cotton community.

Are you a female in the cotton industry?

Network, share and learn from other women in cotton’s experiences by joining our Women in Cotton LinkedIn group. Request to join the group >

Are you in a leadership position?

We ask you to take this pledge and become a ‘Cotton Champion for Change’:

I pledge daily to respect women & encourage them into positions of influence in my business, I commit to identifying opportunities for three women within my organisation to advance their career paths, to add to diversity & create positive change.

Five simple steps you can take to support women in cotton:

  1. Check & challenge your company’s current diversity policy
  2. Approach a female colleague to encourage them to join the Women in Cotton LinkedIn group (request to join the group >)
  3. Talk to your male & female colleagues about the benefits of diversity & unrecognized bias
  4. Implement compensation equality
  5. Promote work/life balance & workplace flexibility

Share your support and stories of actions you have taken with the hashtags

#Change4cotton and #WomeninCotton

Useful links

Liverpool 2019: Our Changing Times panel session chaired by Eimear McDonagh

 

Liverpool 2019: Our Changing Times panel session – (voting results)

 

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