Engendering Utilities

Strengthening the Energy Sector through Gender Equality

“…Ensuring that women have the tools and the opportunities that they needwill lead to a powerful wave of innovation and economic energy.”

– Mark Green, USAID Administrator

Expanding women’s participation in the traditionally male-dominated energy sector leads to tangible economic empowerment outcomes, and can help utilities meet their bottom-line goals. Well-functioning utilities create stronger and more resilient energy sectors that are critical for economic growth and promoting a path to self-reliance.

Our Approach

  1. Conduct Groundbreaking Research on Gender Disparity in the Energy Sector
  2. Partner with Utilities to Increase Gender Equality, Create Leadership Opportunities and Develop Talent
  3. Reform the Human Resources Lifecycle to Solidify Long-term Organizational Change

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

Our Partners

The strength of the Engendering Utilities program is in its collaborative approach. USAID is proud to work with 17 utilities in 14 countries committed to overcoming gender inequity in the power sector, and Georgetown University who is committed to helping build the next generation of energy sector leaders.

Last updated: July 01, 2019

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