THROUGH gender equality
Refolda at a Glance
Refolda's mission is to help organizations advance gender equality and unlock the competitive advantages it brings.
Gender equality is key to enhancing organizational productivity, impact, profitability, and resilience. As executives, consumers, business owners, retail workers, and raw material producers, women play an essential role in local and global value chains. We help organizations create value through 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.
Research shows that Google's speech-recognition software is 70% more likely to recognize a man's voice than a woman's. But why is that? Most voice recognition software is trained on large datasets of male voices, which means that they often fail to respond to women who are paying the same price for an inferior product. In cars, smart devices are supposed to reduce distractions and make driving safer but that might not be the case for those who can't be heard.
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 YOU WILL GET
Services on how to apply a gender lens to the design, implementation,
and monitoring and evaluation framework of your organization's policies and programs.
WHY YOU NEED IT
To advance gender equality within your company and through your operations, while increasing profits and
reaching larger audiences.
WHO WE SERVE
Any organization wanting
to achieve greater impact for
the benefit of everyone, including
government agencies, nonprofits,
What People Say
"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
"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,
Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an introductory call and learn how we can tailor our services to your needs.