Research suggests that increasing women’s labour force participation and enabling gender equity at the workplace could add $700+ billion to India’s GDP by 2025. But with emphasis having been on addressing supply and policy level challenges, there has been limited focus on enabling employers as a lever of change.
An increasing body of evidence suggests that increasing women’s workforce participation can unlock huge value for organisations – with significant impact on talent, innovation, reputation and financial performance.
ACT For Women aims to accelerate India’s progress towards gender equality through innovation and collective action. Our goal is to drive women’s workforce participation by partnering with organisations, with an initial focus on startups, to address demand side barriers to women’s employment.
Build a body of knowledge for the startup ecosystem by identifying key enablers and sharing recommendations
Replicate best practices to build scalable models that deliver a clear business case for gender diversity
Give grants to scale successful models and leverage technology to build platforms that can benefit the startup community