Identifying and addressing gender disparities as a key tenet of our strategy and grantmaking.
The Rockefeller Foundation sees gender equality as more than just a human right, but as an economic and development imperative. Only by making explicit the strong connection between pervasive cultural gender norms and gender inequalities, will we be able to achieve fully workable, equitable solutions to many of the world’s most pressing problems. To that end, we apply a gender lens to all work, including climate resilience and agriculture, while supporting women as agents of change.
What will it take to close the gender gap?
“Leaning in” is only part of the prescription—women must also “reach out” and…, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
Women are at least partial owners of 31-38 percent of all private businesses in the formal economy and get…, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
The growth of the information communications technology sector in Africa has created a new wave of…, Former Program Associate
Women with the ability to fully exercise property rights—like land ownership and savings accounts—can…, Sr. Program Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation