FOR COMMUNITIES

THE SAN DIEGO MODEL

Join the San Diego LEAPS Alliance to accelerate workplace equity! Widespread cultural transformation requires focused regional effort. Key decision-makers are joining forces to transform San Diego into a national model of accelerated progress using the Kim Center’s LEAPS Program.

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GENDER EQUITY MATTERS

Workplace Gender Equity drives the economic and social success of communities:

 

PROSPERITY

 

WELL-BEING

 

RESILIENCE

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“Fully closing gender gaps in work would add as much as $28 trillion to annual GDP in 2025.” (McKinsey)

 

Societies that empower women have healthier children, less violence, and fewer diseases. (Hudson & Emmett)

Women demonstrate better leadership qualities than men during and after crisis. (McKinsey)

Consequences of Gender Injustice

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LOCAL ACTION IS KEY TO CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION

Workplace gender equity will drive San Diego’s future prosperity. In fact, McKinsey reported that it could increase San Diego’s productivity by $23 billion in 10 years.

Employers, governments, and individuals are uniting around the LEAPS program to prove the power of structured community action.

HOW IT WORKS

GenderLEAP Dials

LEAPS Assessment

Our regional-level evaluation provides the point-in-time narratives that people need to stay engaged in a long-term process, including:

  • What specific challenges our community needs to address
  • Where we are making progress
  • How we measure up to other communities
  • How increased gender equity is improving our regional economy
  • How increased gender equity is improving upward mobility for individuals
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Major baselines are presented in an interactive online dashboard. Regional LEAPS Assessments are repeated every 3 years.

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LEAPS Playbook

Once the regional Assessment is complete, local leaders collaborate with the Kim Center to design a locally specific Playbook. They outline clear guidelines and metrics for all employers, governments, and individual community members.

The Kim Center works with local leaders to revisit their Playbook every 3 years after each Assessment.

LEAPS Accreditation (coming 2022)

Our national standards can help:

  • Municipalities and socially minded businesses recognize appropriate vendors for procurement advantages
  • Concerned individuals reliably identify gender-equitable organizations to invest in, work for, or buy from
  • Workforce programs choose employer relationships that will best serve their clients’ opportunities for job success
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WORKPLACE GENDER EQUITY DAY PROCLAMATIONS IN THE U.S.

States and cities we have worked with to make this valuable cultural statement

OTHER WORKPLACE GENDER EQUITY DAY PROCLAMATIONS

  • San Diego Democratic Party

JOIN THE GENDER EQUITY COLLABORATIVE

Our national and regional partnerships with forward-thinking employers are dedicated to transforming the gender culture of our companies and communities. We support each other through open communication and shared resources, uniting around a common vision and structured action.

Gender Equity Collaborators pledge to:

  • CARE about workplace gender equity
  • SHARE resources to support Collaborative efforts
  • DARE to make change and ask for help

Click here to learn more and join.