The Women’s Employment Program provides clients with the tools and resources they need to strengthen gender inclusion within their operations, resolve labor issues, increase employee engagement, benefit from inclusive sourcing, and enhance company performance. The Program’s toolkits, case studies, and solutions are intended for companies, business coalitions, and women’s networks.
Key Business Drivers
We work upwards from the employee level, striving to boost performance throughout the entire organization. Beginning with an assessment of the client organization and the women they employ, the Women’s Employment Program provides clients with insights and tools that are tailor-made to solve their challenges and achieve transformative change.
Preliminary Gender Workforce Assessment
This diagnostic examines human resource data, policies, employee experience, and company operations. Clients receive a report with recommendations and a suggested action plan.
EDGE Gender Certification
Clients selecting this service will receive access to the EDGE Diagnostic Tool as well as a diagnostic report, benchmarking, and recommendations for a Gender Action Plan. These clients have the option to obtain the internationally-recognized EDGE gender certification.
In-Depth Customized Advisory
IFC has a suite of gender advisory products which can be customized to the client’s needs. These include Training and Leadership Development Solutions, Childcare Assessments, and Gender-Based Violence Programs.
Women-Owned Companies in Supply Chains
IFC provides solutions to increase the inclusion of women entrepreneurs into global supply chains through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi).
Support to Business Networks & Peer-learning Platforms
IFC supports industry associations and national business councils to educate members on gender-smart solutions and make company-specific commitments to implement gender actions.
LESSONS FROM WOMEN LEADERS IN HEALTH CARE
As governments and healthcare companies across the world race to address the COVID-19 pandemic, one trend has been clear: Women are the majority on the front lines responding to the global health crisis.
From garment manufacturing to tourism, from retail operations to food manufacturers, we work with a highly diverse field of international clients. Our clients include:
This program is implemented in partnership with the government of Canada.