Embracing equity. Leveling the playing field. Getting people off the sidelines. For us, these are more than philosophical ideals. They’re business imperatives at the cornerstone of who we are as a company.

Among the many ways we’re choosing to make a difference: Helping women who’ve put family first return to work. Spearheading STEAM education for girls. Teaming with organizations with winning strategies. Committing to gender equity in our leadership by 2030.

Disrupting the status quo and changing the trajectory for girls and women may not be an overnight fix. But we can get there with clear goals in mind and a path to progress.

50-50 Gender Equity in Leadership

Through bold action and commitment, women will represent 50% of our leadership team across the globe by 2030.

Amplifying Voices. Raising Awareness.

These inspiring stories feature extraordinary individuals working to make gender equity a real possibility.


3 panelists in discussion for Equal Everywhere campaign

Who Builds It? Constructing New Opportunities for Women and the World

A discussion featuring our own Tabata Gomez and Shelley Halstead, founder of Black Women Build – Baltimore.


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Maria Ford talking during an event

From Intern to Business Unit President: Stanley Black & Decker’s Maria Ford Shares Advice for Women Leaders

With grit, an open mind, empathy, and support from mentors, Maria has excelled as a leader.


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Portrait of Allison Lawrence

Allison Lawrence: BLACK+DECKER President Models Resilience, Breaks Barriers, Overcomes Obstacles

“Adversity makes us stronger. Don’t give up and don’t look back...there are people looking to you to blaze a trail for them.”


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Our Path to Equity

Our roadmap to gender equity is centered around corporate culture, career opportunities and community involvement.


Ensure employees understand our commitment to inclusion and equity is a cornerstone of who we are.

Women’s Network Employee Resource Group (ERG) to support women in their careers and drive better business results through mentoring, work-life integration strategies and network building

A 24/7 integrity hotline to empower women to confidentially report concerns or issues

A virtual library of resources for employees on gender equity and tools to help mitigate workplace bias

Multiyear benefits strategy to address unmet needs, enhance well-being and augment employee recruitment and retention

Allyship campaign to enhance gender partnership and accelerate the creation of an inclusive workplace




Build a robust learning and development curriculum for women.

Widely known, accessible and comprehensive learning and development opportunities

Centrally led compensation center of excellence to help ensure equal pay for equal work

Executive Sponsorship Program with 45% women representation that enables aspiring leaders to advance their careers

Returner Program offering mid-career, primarily women professionals (who’ve exited for two+ years) a paid 4-month assignment, with the goal of converting to full-time employee

Benefits like LifeCare that provide personalized support using innovative technology to help employees successfully manage daily responsibilities and life challenges




Bolster engagement with strategic external partnerships focused on advancement for girls and women.

STEAM-based learning and development for girls and college-bound women in our communities

Mentorships/career development to attract/nurture a growing base of women in STEAM

Ongoing support of world-renowned organizations advancing gender equity, including the UN Foundation and #EqualEverywhere campaign

External global partnerships to support education, skills training and professional development for women

Support development of Stanley Black & Decker Women through coaching & leadership via commerce & community outreach

Making Progress, Together

Learn more about how we’re making progress through powerful partnerships.

Paradigm for Parity logo

Partner of Paradigm for Parity, a coalition committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership by 2030; one in which women and men have equal power, status and opportunity.

Equal Everywhere logo

Partner of Equal Everywhere that brings together the United Nation Foundation and organizations who are committed to achieving the urgent systemic change that’s needed at all levels, in all countries.

STEAM Education

Partnering with Girls for Technology, greenlight for girls and Girls Who Code to close the technology gap, encourage STEAM education and make learning fun.

WBENC logo

Together with WBENC – the largest third-party certifier of owned, controlled and operated by women in the U.S. – we’ve made it our business to help women stay in business.

Path Forward logo

By working with Path Forward, we’re exploring ways to make it easier for women to return to the workforce following a break to focus on family.

Black Women Build Baltimore logo

Supporter of Black Women Build – Baltimore that restores hope by empowering Black women with hands-on skills in carpentry, electrical and plumbing.

Catalyst logo

Global supporter of Catalyst helping to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.

Hearts in the Ice Logo

Hearts in the Ice sponsor, including the donation of tools and funds to these inspiring, eco-conscious makers on a mission to combat climate change.

Rise to the Challenge

We support a company culture where all employees can thrive.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with disabilities and military veterans.

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