Itaú Women Entrepreneurs Program: Female enterprise as part of a sustainable performance strategy
This report from Itaú Unibanco shares the bank’s Women’s Market journey and presents the main findings that guided the creation of their value proposition for the Itaú Women Entrepreneurs Program.
Everyday Moments of Truth
Bain & Company surveyed more than 1,000 men and women in the US at all career levels, asking specifically about their interest in pursuing a top management position. They discovered that over time, women’s aspiration levels drop more than 60 percent, while men’s stay the same.
This presentation on Westpac’s sustainability perspective and approach was developed for Westpac’s 2015 Study Tour.
Westpac: Ruby Brand
This presentation on the development of the Ruby brand and its mainstreaming within Westpac was developed for Westpac’s 2013 Study Tour.
This presentation on Westpac’s employee advocacy efforts, including building a culture of advocacy, earning employees’ business, and helping employees connect the Westpac brand to their families, was developed for a 2015 Study Tour.
Westpac Davidson Institute
This presentation on the Davidson Institute was developed for Westpac’s 2015 Study Tour and discusses the Institute and Westpac’s approach to financial education.
Women in Business
This is a presentation made by Alliance CEO Inez Murray at the IFC/Financial Times “Sustainability Days” conference in February 2013. It is a good source of statistics and information on the business case for serving the Women’s Market, an overview of the steps to take in building a Women’s Market program, and a presentation of the cases of Fleet Bank Boston and Westpac Australia. It also offers an extensive discussion of customer segmentation.
Westpac Group Women in Leadership Program
This presentation from Westpac meant for internal use describes the bank’s commitment to workforce diversity and its family- and woman-friendly policies, including women’s leadership development.
Estudio de Caso: Westpac
Westpac, un pionero internacional en la provisión de servicios bancarios para la emergente economía de las mujeres, ha reconocido el potencial de las mujeres en Australia durante los últimos 15 años. (English version)
GBA Case Study: Westpac
This case study, the first in the GBA’s series, focuses on founding bank Westpac, which has long focused on the female economy as a critical pathway to long-term success. (Version en español)
This brochure describing Westpac’s commitment to workforce diversity and women’s leadership includes an extensive discussion of the company’s diversity value proposition and of Westpac’s leadership development programs.
Entrepreneurs Are Key to Accelerating Growth
This policy brief from the Kauffman Foundation looks at how women can kick-start the economic engine in the US.
2014 Impact Report: State of the SGB Sector
This report by the Aspen Network of Development Entrpreneurs looks at the state of the SGB sector, in an effort to boost the sector by helping stakeholders develop integrated strategies for strengthening the entire system that supports entrepreneurs.
A Path to Empowerment: The Role of Corporations in Supporting Women’s
There is a growing recognition that the private sector, from multinational corporations to microenterprises, will be central in helping to achieve the agenda of women’s economic empowerment. This report is the summary of a series of roundtables on the subject convened by the Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. The report is intended to help frame further discussion and catalyze action.
Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016
Drawing on promising experiences from around the world, this United Nations report proposes a comprehensive agenda for key policy actors— including gender equality advocates, national governments and international agencies—to make human rights a lived reality for all women and girls.
The Full Participation Project – No Ceilings
This report looks at the gains made for gender equality since 1995 and all the work that still must be done to achieve full participation of women and girls.
The World Survey on
the Role of Women in
As the global community grapples with the challenges of sustainable development and the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations’ 2014 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development asserts the central role of gender equality.