Supplier Development Programmes

Supplier Development Programmes

All sectors have unique challenges when it comes to gender equality. In some industries, the workforce is predominantly made up of women. Textiles, for example, have a very high density of female labour. The majority of these women are often low skilled, low paid,...
Advancing Equality: Public-Private Partnerships at Scale

Advancing Equality: Public-Private Partnerships at Scale

In the modern interconnected world, the importance of advancing gender equality cannot be overstated. Companies and public entities increasingly recognize their role in driving change and promoting inclusivity throughout their operations. One powerful approach to...
Empowering Female Workers in the Apparel Industry

Empowering Female Workers in the Apparel Industry

The apparel industry is the 4th biggest sector in the world, providing jobs for around 60 million people, with around 80% of those being women. Despite the size of the industry, women who work in this sector often face low wages, long working hours, poor working...
Increasing Procurement from Women-Owned Businesses

Increasing Procurement from Women-Owned Businesses

When it comes to the global economy, women-owned businesses are becoming increasingly critical to the supply chain. Despite the challenges they face, including limited access to finance, lack of networking opportunities, and gender-based discrimination, women-owned...
Advancing more women leaders in financial services

Advancing more women leaders in financial services

Women are significantly underrepresented in leadership positions of financial services. A new BCG global study finds that, although finance and accounting employ men and women equally, women hold only about one-third of senior finance positions. The discrepancy is...

Why collect gender-disaggregated data from suppliers

Collecting gender-disaggregated data from suppliers by businesses is of key necessity. In order to identify human rights risks in the supply chain, it is important to collect information (data) that provides a better understanding and insight in the supply chain, all...

An interview with SheSupplies CEO and founder

Throughout her career, Astrid Aafjes (CEO and founder of SheSupplies) has worked to advance women’s rights. She worked for NGOs, public entities, and multilateral organizations after earning her law degree. She founded Women Win, a global women’s rights fund. As...
Why is Gender Responsive Procurement (GRP) important?

Why is Gender Responsive Procurement (GRP) important?

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) defines Gender Responsive Procurement (GRP) as “a process whereby all stakeholders in the procurement of goods, services or works take into account the needs and capacities of women...