Engendering Utilities

Strengthening the Energy Sector through Gender Equity

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

– Mark Green, USAID Administrator

Women represent half of the world’s employment potential and developing their talent unlocks innovation and productivity gains. A strong energy sector improves the sustainability of all other sectors. Strengthening gender equity in the energy sector empowers people on their path to self-reliance and resilience.

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. Success is only achieved through genuine, long-term partnership and a willingness to tackle the tough challenges. USAID is proud to be working with seven utilities committed to overcoming gender inequity in the energy sector, and Georgetown University who is committed to helping build the next generation of energy sector leaders.

Last updated: September 11, 2018

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