Engendering Utilities

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Strengthening Gender Equality in Male-Dominated Industries

USAID’s Engendering Utilities program works with organizations in male-dominated industries to increase economic opportunities for women and improve gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Expanding women’s participation in traditionally male-dominated industries leads to tangible economic outcomes for women, such as formal employment opportunities and higher income. Additionally, increased gender equality can improve business performance and help organizations meet their bottom-line by enhancing employee satisfaction, reducing turnover, and driving productivity. Moreover, well-functioning organizations create stronger and more resilient economies, and support nations on their journey to self-reliance.

USAID’s Engendering Utilities program delivers a unique approach to improving gender equality in male-dominated industries. Through customized best practices, demand-driven coaching, and a Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program, Engendering Utilities builds the capacity of leaders to implement gender equality interventions in their organizations.

Engendering Utilities partners will receive:

  • A framework to support the implementation of gender equality interventions. USAID’s Delivering Gender Equality: A Best Practices Framework for Male-Dominated Industries provides partners with the resources they need to implement gender equality interventions across the employee life cycle.
  • Demand-driven change management coaching. Each organization is paired with an expert change management and gender equality coach who provides tailored technical support.
  • Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program. Developed by USAID and Georgetown University McGonough School of Business, this 12-month course empowers employees to integrate gender equality initiatives within their organization’s structure.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:00pm