Engendering Industries Program Results

With Engendering Industries support, Intensive Program partners have implemented nearly 950 actions and interventions to increase gender equality in their organizations.

Engendering Industries partners with companies around the world to increase gender equality in male-dominated industries. Engendering Industries uses a unique approach to empower gender equality champions to implement interventions in their organizations, providing change management coaching, a customized suite of tools and best practices, academic coursework, and Men’s Engagement workshops.

Project Impact by the Numbers* (2017–2023)

Gender Equality and Business Performance

  • 68% of partners promoted womenat the same rate as men, or higher, in 2023
  • 6,600 women hired by partner organizations
  • 6,300 women promotedat partner organizations
  • 6,600 young women and girls enrolled in internships and trainee programs
  • 75% of partners reported improved business performance
  • 13 partners explicitly linked increased gender equality to decreased revenue loss
  • 22 partners reported an increase in employee retention, attributable to gender equality
  • 20 partners attributed improvements in image and reputation to gender equality initiatives
  • 943 gender equality activities implemented by partners across the employee life cycle
  • 80 policies related to gender equality created or enhanced at partner organizations
  • 6,200 women reached through outreach and recruitment events
  • $3.2Mof direct and in-kind fundingfrom utilities to implement gender equality initiatives

*Life of project results reported above are from the Engendering Industries Intensive Program

About Engendering Industries

Launched in 2015, USAID’s Engendering Industries program supports organizations in developing countries to increase economic opportunities for women and improve gender equality in the workplace. Expanding women’s participation in male-dominated sectors leads to tangible economic empowerment outcomes for women, such as formal employment opportunities and higher income. Increased gender equality also improves an organization’s business performance, helping companies meet their bottom-line by enhancing employee satisfaction, reducing turnover, and driving productivity. Well-functioning organizations are also vital in supporting stronger and more resilient economies. Through a customized best practices framework, demand-driven coaching, and a Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program, Engendering Industries builds the capacity of leaders to implement gender equality interventions that increase the professional participation of women and improve business performance.

Explore our new site!

Visit EngenderingIndustries.org to find the latest workforce gender equality resources and tools, including our interactive Best Practices Framework.

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USAID Engendering Industries Fact Sheet 2023