We have implemented personnel system reforms and other measures for female employees to choose work styles matching their life stage and to develop careers that make full use of their individuality and talent. We will continue to introduce new systems, select a wide range of candidates for managerial positions, and promote career development through assignments to new roles or departments.
Gender in numbers（as at end of August 2020）
Percentage of women among regular employees
Percentage of women in managerial positions
Percentage of women among new graduates （Regular employees in Japan）
Average length of service（Regular employees in Japan）
Career support initiatives
To support career development for women at Fast Retailing, we have implemented a number of initiatives, including the “Women's Direct Meeting”, an opportunity for UNIQLO’s female store and business managers engage with outside experts to share insights. At GU, the “Waikiki” (Waku Waku Iki Iki) project brings together female employees raising children for mutual support and information sharing. In addition, Fast Retailing runs a group-wide “Career Support Program” for promising female manager candidates, and conducts training to help management personnel recognize and dispel unconscious biases in their work.
Nursery school for employees
To promote a smooth return from childcare leave, we provide an in-house nursery school and admission support.
Women network organization
Global Headquarters in Japan has formed a “Women Network Organization” by volunteers to share information on childbirth and childcare and to reflect the opinions from female employees in the company’s personnel systems. The group conducts various activities and sessions for employees who are returning from childcare leave.
Partnership with UNWOMEN
Fast Retailing and UN Women have a global partnership with the aim of contributing to the advancement of women in the apparel industry. We are developing and deploying unique programs to support career development for women who work at partner factories in Asia.