Introduction

About gender equality and women's economic empowerment

We believe the case for advancing women’s participation in economic activity is clear – it will enhance the performance of our investments and help close the global gap on gender. As part of our five-year Strategic Framework and corporate objectives, we have therefore committed to promoting women’s economic empowerment across our investment activities and regions where we invest.

The opportunity is clear

23%

Of senior managers in the private sector in Africa are women.

31-38%

Of SMEs in in emerging markets are owned by women - a $320 billion opportunity.

60-75%

On average, women earn 60-75% of men's wages.

$15 tn

The amount controlled by female consumers worldwide.

Key contacts

Arpita Raksit

Gender Lead, Value Creation Strategies - Gender Equality

Jen Braswell

Director, Value Creation Strategies