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June 9, 2015

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Diversity & Inclusion
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American Express diversity efforts, particularly with the LGBT community, drive relationships with employees, customers and merchants: 
  • 40% of the 60,000 American Express employees are part of a special interest employee network, such as PRIDE for LGBT people, helping the company recruit and retain employees with diverse perspectives.
  • LGBT consumers are 72% more likely to support a gay-friendly brand like American Express.
  • American Express provides tangible assistance to merchants in the way of workshops and LGBT-friendly stickers for their storefront windows.
Diversity Inc. Survey: Millennials Identify as LGBT Much More than Previous Generations

Huffington PostSupreme Court Rules Muslim Woman can Sue for Discrimination - Her Hajib a Motivating Factor for Not Hiring Her

Focus on Gender
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UN Women: Progress of the World's Women 2015 - 2016, Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

10 recommendations from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women: 
  • Create more and better jobs for women.
  • Reduce occupational segregation and gender pay gaps.
  • Strengthen women's income security throughout the life cycle.
  • Recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid care and domestic work.
  • Invest in gender-responsive social services.
  • Maximize resources for the achievement of substantive equality.
  • Support women's organizations to claim rights and shape policy agendas at all levels.
  • Create an enabling global environment for the realization of women's rights.
  • Use human rights standards to shape policies and catalyze change.
  • Generate evidence to assess progress on women's economic and social rights.
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