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ANN takes step towards women empowerment as CSR initiative
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Mar '14
This International Women's Day, ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, pledges to positively impact the lives of 100,000 women through its Responsibly ANN corporate social responsibility initiative by 2018. As a Company dedicated to women, ANN INC. places critical importance on positively impacting women around the globe every day.
 
Through its new 100,000 Women Commitment, ANN INC. reaffirms its dedication to empowering women in its global supply chain community who make its beautiful products by providing in-factory health and financial education.
 
"As a Company that celebrates women, we are pleased to announce our Responsibly ANN 100,000 Women Commitment and kick off a week-long celebration in honor of women around the world. At ANN INC., we live by our purpose of inspiring and connecting with women to help them put their best selves forward every day. We take these words seriously and are very proud to be the first U.S.-based women's specialty retailer to sign the Women's Empowerment Principles," said Kay Krill, President and CEO of ANN INC.
 
To celebrate this pledge and to recognize the achievements of women globally, the Company will host and participate in a week of inspiring activities and initiatives leading up to International Women's Day on March 8.
 
ANN INC. will join the International Women's Day Forum, "Turning Inspiration into Action: Next Steps for the Private Sector to Empower Women Globally," hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the United Nations.  Coming off the heels of the Forum, ANN INC. will become the first U.S.-based women's specialty retailer to support the Women's Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, which provides guidance to businesses on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
 
On March 6, ANN INC. will host a summit to discuss the global impact of breast cancer with longtime partner, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). With over 4,600 women diagnosed with breast cancer daily, the Company is honored to support BCRF in its lifesaving work around the world.
 
Ann Taylor will show support of International Women's Day through a series of activities and events. On Saturday, March 8, Ann Taylor and Glamour magazine will host an in-store event at Ann Taylor's New York City Flagship at 645 Madison Avenue featuring a panel discussion with Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts, and Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, moderated by Genevieve Roth, Glamour's Special Projects Director.
 
On March 8, LOFT will invite its clients and associates to participate in the Company's locally sponsored 2014 Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walks taking place in three major U.S. cities:  Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.   Volunteer Mentors and Mentees will walk and share their experience and wisdom , forging supportive bonds that can help launch a new generation of leaders.

ANN INC


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