While the world is making progress towards achieving workplace equality, we have a long way to go. Globally, women are underrepresented on Boards of Directors and executive positions. They make 77 cents for every dollar men earn worldwide and do nearly three times as much unpaid care work as men. And they continue to suffer violence and discrimination in every part of the world.
On top of all this, COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on women and girls. There’s a real risk that it could set us back in terms of the progress we’ve made. But this also presents an opportunity to build back better to create a more inclusive workplace for women, people of color, and others from underrepresented groups.
Promoting gender equality in the workplace is about giving people equal opportunities while creating inclusive spaces that are free of discrimination. It may also add $12-28 trillion to global growth.
We know that companies around the world are committed to building an inclusive, equitable workplace. But we also know that it can be tricky to know where to start, or how to connect with others doing the same.
So what can companies do to support women and people from marginalized groups in the workplace? The short answer is: understand your current gender impact, set goals for where you want to be in the future, connect with other like-minded people, and let Impacti help you work towards achieving your vision of equality.
We’ve created a digital tool, Impacti GENDER, to guide you step-by-step through your gender journey. It’s tailored to your needs and allows you to track, deepen, and communicate your gender impact.
Our approach starts with a focus on Sustainable Development Goal 5: achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls. This is where you can take action towards goals like:
What makes our digital tool unique is that you can go beyond SDG5. You can design your gender initiative to cut across the SDGs, guided by our 8 GENDER themes to apply a gender lens to every aspect of your company’s operations. You might choose to focus internally on your workforce and governance model or think more broadly about your supply chain, products and services, or the connections you have with your community.
With this cutting-edge digital tool, you can build creative and high impact gender initiatives. You can explore taking action to address the root causes and cross-cutting issues that impact women and people from marginalized groups, asking questions like:
And from there you can work towards making these goals a reality.
As we all work to adapt to the new reality of COVID-19, there’s an opportunity to do things differently. Impacti GENDER is for every company who wants to be part of the solution, not the problem. Whether you’re an established gender champion or you’re just getting started on your gender journey, we’ll help you set ambitious, realistic goals while connecting you with a community of people doing the same.
To get started: visit GENDER to learn more, start a free trial and find sustainability solutions that work for you. Or for more on how you can take action using Impacti GENDER, see our blog Top 5 Tips for taking GENDER Action.
Here at Impacti, we've developed a SaaS technology solution backed by world-class gender experts designed especially for small and medium businesses to make gender action simple. Sign up now to get instant access or book a demo with our experts to learn more.