Change. It’s a constant, in every facet of our lives – and particularly in our economy. As technology and innovation have connected far-flung corners of the world, they’ve also brought entrepreneurship and opportunity to ever more diverse groups – including women. From 2007 to 2018 alone, the total revenue of women-owned business climbed by 46%, according to American Express.

At S&P Global, we’ve been compiling the latest data and producing research on women’s economic participation and impact. It’s vital that we learn where we’ve made progress and where there’s still a long way to go. That’s why we recently introduced #ChangePays, a first-of-its-kind campaign for our company that’s rooted in our commitment to Corporate Responsibility.

For us, Corporate Responsibility is about more than philanthropy – it’s about making a real difference by finding the connections between our skills and the needs of society. It’s how we use our skills and capabilities to make meaningful change. We’re constantly seeking ways to support the communities, countries and regions in which we work and live.

#ChangePays combines S&P Global’s ability to provide unmatched, essential intelligence with our goal to advance discussion around the benefits of more inclusive workforces, and advance opportunity for women. To address inequalities, we have to understand them – and the numbers tell the story, in black and white:

  • If we strengthen the number of women in the labor force, it could add $5.87 trillion (not a typo) to the global market capitalization. (S&P Global)
  • 86% of women report that when they see more women in leadership, they can see themselves there, too. (KPMG)

Working to promote an inclusive economy helps empower women all over the world – and ultimately, it benefits all of us.

Watch our video to learn more about #ChangePays, and visit to learn more of the vital statistics. Together, we can see the power in change.


  • Douglas L. Peterson

    President and Chief Executive Officer S&P Global

    Douglas L. Peterson was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of S&P Global, effective November 2013, and he joined the Company in September 2011 as President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. Previously, Mr. Peterson was the Chief Operating Officer of Citibank, N.A., Citigroup’s principal banking entity that operates in more than 100 countries. S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.   Mr. Peterson was with Citigroup for 26 years, during which time he led diversified businesses in investment and corporate banking, brokerage, asset management, private equity and retail banking. His prior roles include CEO of Citigroup Japan, Chief Auditor of Citigroup, and Country Manager for Costa Rica and Uruguay.   Mr. Peterson is a Steward of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Shaping the Future of Long-Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development System and a member of WEF’s Financial Services Governors Community. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee, the US-China Business Council, the Partnership for New York City and the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Boards of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Mr. Peterson received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in mathematics and history from Claremont McKenna College.