This blog marks the official release of two landmark gender research studies prepared by ALIVE and Value for Women exploring gender dynamics in EdTech and HRTech value chains in Latin America.
The studies, which represent a novel contribution to gender-smart business research in Latin America, also contain detailed actionable recommendations for EdTech and HRTech companies to improve gender outcomes across their value chains.
See summaries of each report below, as well as their corresponding download links. We encourage you to dive in and explore these new research-based recommendations for gender inclusive business strategies.
Report 1 – Promoting Women's Professional Education & Employment
This report looks at how EdTech and HRTech firms can better contribute to increasing women’s ability to access professional training and formal employment.
It also provides these firms with actionable recommendations to improve gender outcomes across their solutions and market approach.
The report draws from conversations with over 30 tech companies, regional specialists, intermediary organizations, consultations with more than 100 women, and an extensive literature review.
It finds that some EdTechs and HRTechs are already catalyzing gender inclusion in professional development and employment, offering solutions that address key gender-related barriers, however there is much opportunity for these companies to do more to support gender equality. Find out how they can do so via the research-based recommendations outlined in the report!
Report 2 – Promoting Women's Retention & Professional Growth
This report looks at how HRTech and EdTech firms can better contribute to increasing women’s retention and professional growth in the workplace.
As the report outlines, the potential payoffs to businesses and investors for doing so are immense; businesses that embrace diversity tend to both outperform their peers financially and benefit from increased internal collaboration and innovation.
With gender inclusion generally a new focus area for HRTechs and EdTechs, besides a few notable examples (i.e., solutions at the vanguard), there is much opportunity for these companies to do more to support gender equality. But where to start? Download the report to find out and explore tangible research-based recommendations for businesses and other gender-smart practitioners.