Engendering Utilities

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  • Featured Story

    In North Macedonia, the Future is Female

    Nearly forty percent of EVN’s employees are male technicians, many nearing retirement. With a limited national talent pool, the utility began building the next generation of STEM professionals, starting with girls. Read the story

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.

  • Fact Sheet

    Engendering Utilities Program

    USAID’s Engendering Utilities program works with organizations in male-dominated industries to increase economic opportunities for women and improve gender equality in the workplace. Read the fact sheet

  • Toolkit

    Delivering Gender Equality: A Best Practices Framework for Utilities

    A toolkit for utilities to identify gaps, define objectives and establish a road map for sustained progress in integrating gender equality throughout their operations and corporate structures. View the toolkit

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.

  • Featured Story

    Female Perspectives Raise Revenue for Indian Power Utility

    Partner utility BSES Rajdhani Power Limited in India deploys female field staff to improve community relations, reduce electricity theft and illegal connections, and increase revenue. Read the story

  • Featured Story

    Partnering with Indian Utilities to Deliver Gender Equality

    USAID has partnered with BSES Rajdhani and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited to strengthen women’s participation in India’s energy sector. 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: November 24, 2020

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