Digital2Equal: Expanding Opportunities for Women

Digital2Equal is an IFC-led initiative launched in 2018 in partnership with the European Commission that brought together 17 leading technology companies operating across the online marketplace to boost opportunities for women in emerging markets. Under the initiative, participating companies made measurable, time-bound commitments specific to each company’s goals and participated in knowledge-exchange sessions on implementing gender innovations, including contributing to thought leadership on how the digital economy can increase women’s access to jobs and assets.

Member Companies

The companies participating in the initiative consist of global travel company Airbnb, Inc., global transportation platform Didi Chuxing Technology Co., Brazilian online marketplace Elo7, social media company Facebook, South African recruitment app Giraffe, global technology company Google LLC, leading "super app" in Southeast Asia Grab, African e-commerce company Jumia, Southeast Asian marketplace platform Lazada, online professional network LinkedIn, Kenyan work platform Lynk, Latin American e-commerce site Mercado Libre Inc., Chinese online lender and Ant Financial brand MYBank, Indian e-commerce firm Myntra Jabong, customer relationship management platform Inc., South African home cleaning service app SweepSouth, and global ride-hailing firm Uber.

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Jaylan Elshazly
Disruptive Technologies Lead
Evangelia Tsiftsi
Communications Specialist, Gender and Economic Inclusion
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