Engendering Utilities

Speeches Shim

  • Featured Story

    Paternity Leave ‘Beneficial for Business’ at Indian Power Utility

    USAID’s Engendering Utilities 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

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.

  • Guide

    Developing a Business Case for Gender Equality

    A business case is critical for achieving buy-in and strategic action from all staff, serving as the “guiding light” so stakeholders know how actions contribute to business outcomes. Read the guide

  • 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

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

    EDM Increases Women’s Participation in the Power Sector

    USAID’s Engendering Utilities 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 Utilities program, Tata Power-DDL implements women’s leadership and development initiatives that improve company culture and performance. 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.