Empowering Women and Girls We aspire to amplify the power of women and girls through education and mentorship. With a workforce that is more than 65% female, Fossil Group recognizes the power of investing in women and girls to ignite social change. We’re committed to elevating the voices of women, not just in our workplace, but also in our communities around the globe. We believe by tapping into our diverse workforce and expanding opportunities for women and girls, we will drive even more innovation and impact. Empowering Women and Girls We aspire to amplify the power of women and girls through education and mentorship. With a workforce that is more than 65% female, Fossil Group recognizes the power of investing in women and girls to ignite social change. We’re committed to elevating the voices of women, not just in our workplace, but also in our communities around the globe. We believe by tapping into our diverse workforce and expanding opportunities for women and girls, we will drive even more innovation and impact.

Our Strategy

We’re leaning into our partnerships and community engagement opportunities related to women. We’re also supporting mentorship programs for women and girls around the world.

2025 Goal

Be among the Women’s Empowerment Principles’ top 5% for women’s empowerment

2025 Goal

Apply a gender lens through our community engagement opportunities

2025 Goal

Engage in global mentorship opportunities

We aim to be a leader in women’s empowerment around the world.

Fossil Group Global Map

India

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China

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Kenya

Mama Pasiyio is one of the 1400+ talented artisans behind Fossil x ME to WE, an exclusive accessories collection celebrating the craftsmanship of female artisans in Africa.

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Rwanda

Fossil Foundation partner, Resonate, uses innovative confidence-building workshops to unlock leadership potential of young women and girls in East Africa.

New York, NY

Partnership with the Tory Burch Foundation

NYC, NY

Partnership with the Tory Burch Foundation.

Dallas, TX

Partnership with ONE on the #GirlsCount campaign

India

Fossil Foundation partnership with Educate Girls

China

HERProject

Kenya

Partnership with Me to We

Rwanda

Fossil Foundation partner, Resonate, uses innovative confidence-building workshops to unlock leadership potential of young women and girls in East Africa.

All girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. That’s why Fossil Group supports StepUp for Women, an organization that helps girls in underserved communities become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. StepUp for Women’s local Dallas chapter offices are in our headquarter’s building, and we are proud to support the organization by participating on the Board, providing employee mentors, and offering student “experienceships.” How We'll Get There Helping girls reach their full potential How We'll Get There Helping girls reach their full potential All girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. That’s why Fossil Group supports StepUp for Women, an organization that helps girls in underserved communities become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. StepUp for Women’s local Dallas chapter offices are in our headquarter’s building, and we are proud to support the organization by participating on the Board, providing employee mentors, and offering student “experienceships.” For two years, Fossil Group employees have participated in the Mentoring Women in Business program as part of our partnership with the Cherie Blair Women’s Foundation. This program matches mentors with women entrepreneurs in emerging communities around the world to help them overcome barriers and scale their business. Entrepreneurship is one of the most effective ways to lift communities as it helps solve critical needs, create local jobs, and unlock economic opportunities. This program in particular aims to empower female entrepreneurs – women who are poised to become leaders in their communities. To date, our employees have empowered women through cross-border mentorship related to finance, supply-chain, business marketing plans, social media, and fashion in 9 countries. How We'll Get There Career mentorship for women around the globe How We'll Get There Career mentorship for women around the globe For two years, Fossil Group employees have participated in the Mentoring Women in Business program as part of our partnership with the Cherie Blair Women’s Foundation. This program matches mentors with women entrepreneurs in emerging communities around the world to help them overcome barriers and scale their business. Entrepreneurship is one of the most effective ways to lift communities as it helps solve critical needs, create local jobs, and unlock economic opportunities. This program in particular aims to empower female entrepreneurs – women who are poised to become leaders in their communities. To date, our employees have empowered women through cross-border mentorship related to finance, supply-chain, business marketing plans, social media, and fashion in 9 countries. For two years, Fossil Group has supported the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, providing mentorship and inspiration to over 300 young women. This includes collaboration and listening through improv, audition skills for interviews and presentations, and team building through rhythm and music. This partnership also includes mentoring moments with former First Lady Michelle Obama. How We'll Get There Mentorship and career skills through performing arts How We'll Get There Mentorship and career skills through performing arts For two years, Fossil Group has supported the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, providing mentorship and inspiration to over 300 young women. This includes collaboration and listening through improv, audition skills for interviews and presentations, and team building through rhythm and music. This partnership also includes mentoring moments with former First Lady Michelle Obama. International Day of the Girl is an youth-led movement for gender equality and justice, happening every year on October 11. In celebration of the movement, in 2019 Fossil Group hosted seven young changemakers - ranging from ages 13 to 23n our offices around the globe to share their stories of innovation, empowerment, and the challenges that girls face in modern society. Throughout the week, we also matched employee donations to causes supporting girls. How We'll Get There Empowering young changemakers How We'll Get There Empowering young changemakers International Day of the Girl is an youth-led movement for gender equality and justice, happening every year on October 11. In celebration of the movement, in 2019 Fossil Group hosted seven young changemakers - ranging from ages 13 to 23n our offices around the globe to share their stories of innovation, empowerment, and the challenges that girls face in modern society. Throughout the week, we also matched employee donations to causes supporting girls. Kiva is an international nonprofit that expands financial access to help underserved communities thrive. As part of our partnership with Kiva powered by the Fossil Foundation, we provide loans that enable people around the world to create opportunities for themselves and their communities. Contributions through Kiva support over 50 countries, and nearly 80% are female borrowers and entrepreneurs, which adds up to about 24,000 women. According to research, women spend 90% of their income on their households, food, healthcare, and education. Investing in women helps close the gender labor gap while lifting communities out of poverty. How We'll Get There Supporting 24,000 female entrepreneurs How We'll Get There Supporting 24,000 female entrepreneurs Kiva is an international nonprofit that expands financial access to help underserved communities thrive. As part of our partnership with Kiva powered by the Fossil Foundation, we provide loans that enable people around the world to create opportunities for themselves and their communities. Contributions through Kiva support over 50 countries, and nearly 80% are female borrowers and entrepreneurs, which adds up to about 24,000 women. According to research, women spend 90% of their income on their households, food, healthcare, and education. Investing in women helps close the gender labor gap while lifting communities out of poverty.

~40% of our community investments are dedicated to supporting women and girls

>60% of Fossil Foundation beneficiaries identify as female

Nearly $1M invested in entrepreneurs through our Kiva partnership, the majority of which are women

“Fossil made time for me by believing in me since day one and never stopped letting me creating, experiencing or raising my voice to become a better leader. Empowering women is about giving back by supporting, listening to other women anywhere in the world.“

Boi-Thi Nhan-Bourel
Senior District Manager, Fossil Stores FR-ES- London


This commitment aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Goal 5: Gender EqualitySDG Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGoal 10: Reduced InequalitiesE_SDG goals_icons-individual-rgb-17


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