GENDER, WOMEN AND GIRLS POLICY WORK, SERVICES, PUBLICATIONS
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Women, gender and bias issues are in the news. Including elections that saw Democrats and Republicans chasing the women’s vote, Facebook CFO Sheryl Sandberg’s 21st Century conscious raising Lean-In groups, and a new social and civil rights movement based on the aftermath of Ferguson and Staten Island. Fortune 500 companies sponsor initiatives and programs to help women move the ladder, developing countries are discovering that women are the entrepreneurs of the future, and technology companies candidly acknowledge the dismal gender balance in ranks of their employees. It is an auspicious time for Zimmerman Lehman to launch its new gender services initiative. Zimmerman Lehman's gender services team members, Ann Lehman, Principal at Zimmerman Lehman and Gender and Governance, Specialist, Amy Ackerman, Gender Legal Specialist & Public Board Expert and Anu Menon, Gender Issues and Event Planning Specialist, are ready for the challenge. They are colleagues who worked together at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women to create internationally recognized gender programs. Together they spearheaded a private/public collaboration the Gender Equality Principles Initiative (GEP), highlighting 21st century model workplace practices, developed with help from corporate and nonprofit partners such as Google, Levi Strauss & Co., Gap, Deloitte, Twitter, Catalyst and the Center for Talent Leadership. Their innovative work has been recognized by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the United Nations Global Compact's Women's Empowerment Principles, the National Association of Counties, the Italian government, and numerous publications and treatises around the globe.
Ann Lehman wrote this in 1996, while working for the City & County of San Francisco, Department on the Status of Women. Sadly not much as changed with all the new #MeToo stories. This should, however, still be helpful to those in the workforce.
- Diversity training and assistance with diversifying your board of directors (Need for Diversity at Nonprofits Is More Vital After Garner and Brown Cases)
- Experts on gender, women and girls policy issues; available to plan, organize, and take part in panels, forums, and workshops
- Research on gender policy issues, with focus on issues your organization is facing; environmental scans of organization & workplace environment (gender analysis, stakeholder interviews, surveys, and focus group investigation)
- Benchmarking best/model practices in your area or field
- Assistance with private/public/nonprofit partnerships
- Assistance with implementation of best practices
- Training in performing gender analyses, and gender budgeting
- Education around gender equity as part of larger struggle for human rights for women and girls
- Expertise on 21st century workplace gender issues, Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the San Francisco Women's Treaty Ordinance (and our 15 years of experience with that), and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Ann Lehman, Principal at Zimmerman Lehman and Gender and Governance Consultant (for bio). On March 26, 2014 San Francisco's Mayor Ed Lee and the Commission on the Status of Women honored Ann Lehman's 20 years of advocating on behalf of woman and girls. "Your dedication and service were instrumental in our City gaining international and nationwide recognition through the years, and your service has bolstered San Francisco's reputation as leader in equality and justice for all. You have blazed a trail for generations of San Francisco women, and our City thanks you for your many significant contributions."-Mayor Ed Lee See Ann's Gender Related Publications
Amy Ackerman, Gender Legal Specialist & Public Board Expert (for bio) serves as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. She drafted the renowned San Francisco Women's Treaty Ordinance., modeled on the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Anu Menon, Gender Issues and Event Planning Specialist (for bio), is passionate helping organizations think strategically about addressing gender issues, with a focus on improving the workplace for women. She is author of Human Rights in Action: San Francisco’s Local Implementation of the United Nation Women’s Treaty, a ten year history of promoting women's rights.