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  • Announcement

    Engendering Industries Welcomes New Partners

    USAID’s Engendering Industries program welcomes 13 new partners from 10 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Read the announcement

  • Featured Story

    Advancing Gender Equality in Kosovo’s Energy Sector

    Since joining USAID’s Engendering Industries program, KOSTT—a power utility in Kosovo—has hired seven women, promoted 15 female employees, and extended training opportunities for women to gain the skills needed to advance their careers. Read the story

  • Featured Story

    Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program Graduates

    Thirty participants of USAID’s Engendering Industries program graduated from Georgetown University’s Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program—a course developed by USAID in partnership with the McDonough School of Business. Read the story

  • Newsletter

    Engendering Industries March 2021 Newsletter

    Read our updated Best Practices Framework; Learn about new partnership with Johns Hopkins University; New case studies released; View our impact! Read the newsletter

  • Medium

    5 Ways USAID Empowers Women as Leaders Against the Climate Crisis

    With a seat at the table, women contribute to decision-making on natural resources and climate solutions. Read the story

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    The Business Case for Gender Equality

    Research shows that gender diverse companies outperform industry standards by 25 percent. Engendering Industries helps partners identify a business case for gender equality, ensuring leaders know how gender equality improves business outcomes. Read the story

  • Announcement

    Engendering Industries Welcomes New Partners

    USAID’s Engendering Industries program welcomes 12 new 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 Industries 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

  • Featured Story

    EDM Increases Women’s Participation in the Power Sector

    USAID’s Engendering Industries program supports partner Electricidade de Moçambique, a Mozambican power utility, to increase women’s participation in the workforce. Read the story

  • Featured Story

    Return on Investment at Tata Power-DDL

    With support from USAID’s Engendering Industries program, Tata Power-DDL implements women’s leadership and development initiatives that improve company culture and performance. Read the story

  • Featured Story

    Moving Gender-Based Violence out of the Shadows

    In recognition of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, representatives of the Dominican power utility EDESUR discuss efforts to combat GBV in the workplace. Read the story

  • 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, EVN began building the next generation of STEM professionals, starting with girls. Read the story

  • Newsletter

    Engendering Industries September 2020 Newsletter

    Women raise revenue at BRPL; CEO of KOSTT discusses gender equality; KenGen powers through the pandemic; EDM commits to gender equality. Read the newsletter

  • 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

  • Announcement

    Engendering Industries Welcomes New Partners

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

  • 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

  • Newsletter

    Engendering Industries May 2020 Newsletter

    Honoring women in science and technology; Tata Power-DDL raises the bar for gender equality; EDESUR motivates girls to choose STEM careers. Read the newsletter

  • Newsletter

    Engendering Industries December 2019 Newsletter

    EVN makes the business case for gender equality; Hear from Kenya Power employee, Grace Karuiru; Read our snapshots from the field. Read the newsletter

  • Featured Story

    Changemakers in Action: EVN Macedonia Leads by Example

    Alumni of USAID’s Engendering Industries program created the Women in INdustry conference to amplify lessons learned. Now in its third year, the conference is reshaping industry attitudes about gender equality. Read the story

  • Kenya Star Reporter

    “It’s not about muscles”

    Grace Karuiru, from Engendering Industries program partner Kenya Power, on how she has defied odds to excel in engineering. Read the story

  • Newsletter

    Engendering Industries July 2019 Newsletter

    Nine new partner utilities; Expanded best practices framework; Results fact sheet; Reaching New Heights in Nigeria; Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program. Read the newsletter

  • Featured Story

    Georgetown McDonough and USAID Expand Gender Equity Program

    In 2019, the Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program serves over 50 participants from 17 organizations in 14 countries. Read the story

  • Announcement

    Engendering Industries Welcomes New Partners

    USAID’s Engendering Industries program welcomed nine new partner organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean committed to unlocking opportunities for women in their organizations. Read the announcement

  • Featured Story

    Reaching New Heights

    Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) hires its first female line workers, increasing women’s role in Nigeria’s traditionally male­-dominated energy sector. Read the story

  • Medium

    From Lineman to Lineworker: How Women Are Breaking Boundaries in the Energy Sector

    Gender equality improves the lives of girls and women — and the global economy as a whole. Read the blog

  • EEG Energy Insight

    Gender Equity and Women’s Employment in Electric Utilities

    A research program funded by the UK's DFID profiles three of USAID’s Engendering Industries partners and their success in improving gender equality in the workplace: EDCO (Jordan); EVN (North Macedonia); and EKEDC (Nigeria). Read the profiles

  • Medium

    Girl Power! Leveling the Playing Field for Women in Energy

    Excluding women from energy careers hurts developing countries’ power sectors and limits opportunities for growth. Here are three things USAID is doing to help. Read the blog

  • Medium

    Translating Policy into Action

    Supporting Women and Girls’ Equitable Participation in the Energy Sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Read the blog

  • Women in Energy Profile

    Agnes Obara

    Agnes is the Chief Planning Officer for Engendering Industries program partner, Kenya Power. Read the profile

  • Women in Energy Profile

    Aneta Petrovska-Rusomaroski

    Aneta is the Head of Human Resources for Engendering Industries program partner, EVN Macedonia. Read the profile

  • Impact Blog

    Lighting the Career Path for Girls in the Energy Sector

    ‘Bring Your Daughter To Work Day’ events, supported by USAID’s Engendering Industries program, expose girls to the many job options in the power sector. Read the blog

  • Featured Story

    EKEDC Nigeria Holds First ‘Bring Your Daughter to Work Day’

    Supported thorugh USAID’s Engendering Industries program, this event opened new career prospects in the energy sector for Nigerian girls. Read the story

  • Featured Story

    EVN Macedonia Holds First ‘Bring Your Daughter to Work Day’

    This visit to their parents’ workplace, supported by USAID’s Engendering Industries program, inspires girls to dream of new job possibilities. Read the story

  • Women in Energy Profile

    Reem Hamdan

    Reem is the Director General Deputy for Engendering Industries program partner, Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO) in Jordan. Read the profile

Last updated: July 30, 2021

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