A Business-First Approach to Gender Inclusion

Value for Women and the Shell Foundation have launched the report, “A Business-First Approach to Gender Inclusion: How to Think About Gender Inclusion in Small and Medium Enterprise Operations.” The report includes a business-first, holistic approach to gender inclusion and a discussion of the tools tested. According to the report, by investing in gender inclusion, business can generate opportunities for women while also furthering their business objectives. Evidence on impact of engaging women in business may also foster other businesses to see the benefits of engaging women and adopt such gender inclusive approaches. Organizations must first identify the challenges and then design a gender focused solution to the challenge.