Good Practice

Supporting Working Parents: Lessons on Gender Equality from Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania

July 21, 2021

This case study presents findings and recommendations of a survey done in 2020 by IFC in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania under the Finance2Equal Tanzania program.  The study explores family-friendly workplace policies implemented by the bank and how employers can implement gender-smart strategies that support gender inclusion and yield benefits for companies.

The case study finds a strong business case for gender equality and family-friendly workplace policies. Evidence gathered from this case study demonstrates that investing in family-friendly workplace policies and practices can help companies build a strong pipeline of women leaders. It can also help position companies as employers of choice for women by helping attract and recruit talented women, improving retention rates for women, and strengthening corporate culture in support of a gender-equal workplace.