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.

Find out more about our approach to gender equality here.

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

Jen Braswell

Director, Value Creation Strategies