creating greater impact
THROUGH gender equality
Refolda at a Glance
Gender equality is key to enhancing organizational productivity, impact, profitability, and resilience. As managers, consumers, business owners, raw material producers (to name just a few!), women play an essential role for communities, organizations and local and global value chains. We help organizations advance gender equality and achieve greater impact.
Gender equality is not
just a goal; it is a working method and competitive advantage.
Is it me, or is it cold in here?
It’s not you, it’s the formula. On average office buildings are 9°F/5°C too cold for women. Yes! Men and women have different thermostats and by not recognizing the issue, women’s health and productivity is compromised. The formula guiding office temperatures was developed in the 1960s and is based on the metabolic rate of a 40-year-old, 150lbs/70kg male.
Who's being evicted?
In 2016, about 2.3 million evictions were filed. That is four evictions every minute. Of those, African American and Latina moms made up the largest groups. Families are 3x more likely to be evicted, partly due to landlords' fear of increased government scrutiny. But social norms and gender dynamics also play a role. When men fall behind on rent, they tend to speak with their landlord and offer maintenance work as a solution, while many women avoid direct talks. Continue reading.
Hitting where it hurts.
Globally, women are responsible for 75% of the unpaid household and care work., and they rely more on public services to meet their basic needs. When a recession hits, women are among the first to feel it due to the government cutbacks that are set in motion to save money. Cutting public services, including access to healthcare, childcare, and sanitation, affect women disproportionately and force them to take on more unpaid work.
What People Say
WHO WE SERVE
"Refolda helped contribute towards and shape a course on gender mainstreaming for Apolitical, a learning platform for public servants. They drew on their varied government experience to review lessons with a laser focus, offering detailed and considered suggestions.
- Emma Sisk, Senior Journalist,
"Refolda delivered an innovative workshop around gender equality tailored for the City of Santa Monica. which helped raise awareness about the city's Wellbeing Index, broaden perceptions of gender equality and strengthened participants' capacity to apply a gender lens to their work. I believe in Refolda's approach and look forward to working with them again!
- Julie Rusk, Chief of Civic Well Being,
City of Santa Monica
"Refolda created a productive environment for my group to discuss gender equality from some new perspectives. I thought the examples and case studies were very interesting, and gave us new insights into how gender impacts our work, community, and lives more generally. I would highly recommend Refolda's workshops to an organization or team looking to advance their understanding and implementation of gender equality.
- Andrew Dale, Valuation Professional, PwC