The History of Women and P&G

Leading in Gender Equality: The History of Women and P&G

See how P&G has challenged gender bias throughout the company’s history.

For almost 140 years, P&G has aspired to build a world free from gender bias, with equal voice and representation for all individuals. In 1884, we started employing women at our Ivorydale soapmaking plant — providing them with increased financial security and independence — and we haven’t looked back.


Learn more about the women behind P&G and our commitment to gender equality throughout the years.

When everyone sees equal, economies grow, communities are healthier and the world is a better place for everyone. As we celebrate the women of our past, we look forward to the future and all the great things women leaders will accomplish in the years to come.

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