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Equileap aims to make a difference, as well as a return, by accelerating gender equality in the workplace.

Data & indices

Over 3,000 companies assessed on gender equality based on 19 criteria, available for licensing directly or via indices.

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Research

Equileap regularly published research papers on gender equality, including key insights per region, country, and sector.

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Donations

Support women and girls through social impact projects that tackle the root causes of gender inequality.

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Our Story

Some Equileap team members in Amsterdam, June 2019

Equileap was launched in 2016 by Diana van Maasdijk and Jo Andrews, two professionals who have significant experience in philanthropy and specialise in women’s rights. Their mission was to take a leap towards gender equality in the workplace, and laying out the data to show why that leap was so important.

Diana, CEO at Equileap, had a background in philanthropy services at ABN AMRO Bank after having worked as Director of Development at international women’s fund Mama Cash. This experience led her to ask if it might be possible to leverage the power of investing to improve the position of women and girls.

Much of the data already out there just focuses on women on boards. Equileap was the first to assess and rank thousands of companies across the world on gender equality based on 19 criteria, thus providing a unique and comprehensive database. Equileap’s data and gender equality indices have been used by dozens of financial products over the past few years, allowing investors to align their portfolio with their values.

Equileap is now recognised as the leading organisation providing data and insights on gender equality in the corporate sector. Any net profits from the licensing of the indices and the data will go to the Equileap Foundation, helping women and girls in developing countries.

Organisation

Equileap Foundation

A Dutch-registered charity (ANBI) which provides grants and soft loans to organisations that contest discrimination against women in the workplace.

Equileap Investment Support Services

A non-profit company, registered in The Netherlands, carrying out dedicated research and developing various solutions and services.

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