Engendering Utilities

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  • Fact Sheet

    Engendering Utilities Program Results

    Program partners have implemented nearly 450 actions and interventions to increase gender equality in their organizations, and report tangible improvements in business performance as a result. Read the fact sheet

Strengthening Organizations in Male-Dominated Industries through Gender Equality Initiatives

Expanding women’s participation in traditionally male-dominated industries leads to tangible economic outcomes, and can help organizations increase their bottom-line. Well-functioning organizations create stronger and more resilient economies, and support nations on their journey to self-reliance.

  • Toolkit

    Delivering Gender Equality: A Best Practices Framework for Male-Dominated Industries

    This framework provides the practical resources organizations need to increase gender equality across their corporate structure. View the toolkit

  • Guide

    Developing a Business Case for Gender Equality

    A business case is critical for achieving buy-in and strategic action from all staff, serving as the “guiding light” so stakeholders know how actions contribute to business outcomes. Read the guide

Our Approach

  1. Conduct Groundbreaking Research on Gender Disparity in Male-Dominated Industries.
  2. Partner with Organizations to Increase Gender Equality, Create Leadership Opportunities and Develop Talent.
  3. Reform the Human Resources Life Cycle to Solidify Long-term Organizational Change

As a result of Engendering Utilities’ innovative approach, partner organiations have significantly expanded their talent pools for recruitment and diversified their organizations.

  • Announcement

    Engendering Utilities Welcomes New Partners

    USAID’s Engendering Utilities program welcomes 12 new utility partners from 11 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Read the announcement

  • Featured Story

    Paternity Leave ‘Beneficial for Business’ at Indian Power Utility

    USAID’s Engendering Utilities program supported BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL)—an Indian energy utility—to develop and roll-out a paternity leave policy; the first of its kind for the company. Read the story

Our Partners

The strength of the Engendering Utilities program is in its collaborative approach. USAID is proud to be adding new partners to our ongoing work with 29 organizations in 21 countries committed to overcoming gender inequality in male-dominated industries, and Georgetown University who is committed to helping build the next generation of leaders.

Last updated: February 05, 2021

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