Engendering Industries Welcomes New Partners

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USAID partner, Celsia, recruits and hires women into technical roles to advance workforce gender equality.
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USAID Expands Initiative to Increase Gender Equality in Male-Dominated Sectors

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.

USAID’s Engendering Industries, a program that advances gender equality in male-dominated industries, partnered with 13 new organizations to increase women’s participation in the workplace. Building on the successes of our existing partnerships, the program now works with 41 partners in 27 countries. By increasing employment opportunities for women in male-dominated sectors, Engendering Industries provides tangible economic outcomes for women, including higher-quality and better-paying jobs, and increased household income.

Research shows that when women serve as leaders and employees, businesses benefit and company performance improves. Increasing gender equality enhances employee satisfaction, reduces turnover, and drives productivity, which helps companies meet their business goals. Engendering Industries provides partner organizations with expert gender coaching, enabling them to uptake tools and actions known to increase gender equality at each phase of the employee life cycle—from recruiting and hiring, to retention and succession planning.

Employees from partner organizations are also invited to participate in Engendering Industries’ Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program, a best-in-class 12-month executive course developed by Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and USAID that empowers decision-makers to integrate gender equality initiatives into their corporate structure. 

Our New Partners

USAID's Engendering Industries program welcomes the following partner organizations:

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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.

Last updated: November 15, 2021

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