When it comes to economic participation of women; India ranks at the bottom.
According to the 2022 World Economic Forum Gender Gap Index, India globally ranks in the bottom 5 on women’s economic participation and opportunity.
Increasing women’s labor force participation and gender equity could add $700+ billion to India’s GDP by 2025.
But doing so will require a multi-pronged approach spanning awareness, policy, safety and organisational processes as well as customising the approach for women across multiple levels – from blue collar & entry levels to leadership positions.
With 80+ startups across India already on board ACT’s Pact For Gender Parity, ACT For Women aims to drive best practices on gender inclusivity that are vital to economic growth & prosperity.
Create a State Of The Sector Report on women’s employment in the startup ecosystem to understand and improve key metrics on women's participation
Design and pilot interventions for women such as mentorship for the Startup Women’s Network, Return to Work programs etc.
Provide Catalytic Funding
Give grants to support programs & platforms that help women enter and remain in the workforce like affordable childcare, safe commuting etc.
Mobilize Stakeholder Engagement
Build networks within the ecosystem & drive engagement through research, progress updates and program recommendations