Perspective March 7, 2021
How ExxonMobil is creating economic opportunities for women across the globe
Women’s economic empowerment can be a powerful driver of change. New opportunities not only improve the lives of individual women entrepreneurs, but also have a multiplier effect, enhancing the quality of life of their families and communities.
Perspective March 7, 2021
The Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, a key program of the ExxonMobil Foundation, partners with organizations that provide women around the world with access to training and tools that help them fulfill their economic potential and become more participatory in the economic life of their communities. From Papua New Guinea to Mozambique, tens of thousands of women in over 90 countries have directly benefited from these programs.
One of those partnerships is the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Road to Growth program, which develops the business acumen and financial literacy of women entrepreneurs through workshops, coaching, networking and technology.
For ExxonMobil, increasing economic opportunities for women is reflected in the company’s commitment to supporting the economic and social change women can create, in all facets of the business, from supplier diversity and procurement to talent acquisition and community investments. For example, the company spends more than $500 million a year purchasing from women-owned businesses.
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 – Creating Economic Opportunities For Women
This International Women’s Day, Jim Jones, director of community programs at the ExxonMobil Foundation, caught up with Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Together, they discuss the importance of supporting women’s economic empowerment and the resilience that Road to Growth participants – from Chioma and Ngozi in Nigeria to Lubet in Mexico – have shown in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Economic empowerment starts with opportunitiesWomen’s economic empowerment can be a powerful driver of change. New opportunities not only improve the lives of individual women entrepreneurs, but also have a multiplier effect, enhancing the quality of life of their families and communities.
Women's opportunity Energy Factor • March 7, 2021
Celebrating women's economic progressAs we look ahead to International Women’s Day on Sunday, it’s worth looking back at the progress the global community has made in promoting women’s economic empowerment.
Women's opportunity Blog • March 6, 2020
Empowering women, powering a communityWhen Julie Alo’s village in Papua New Guinea was struggling to access the health care it needed, Julie decided to do something about it. She set to work reopening the area’s health clinic after attending an ExxonMobil-sponsored Global Women in Management workshop, which gave her the skills and confidence she needed to tackle the ambitious project.
Women's opportunity Energy Factor • March 6, 2020
Women in science: Changing mindsets ‘stems’ from awarenessThis International Women’s Day, ExxonMobil is proud to spotlight successful women from around the globe. The world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is no longer relegated to men in white lab coats. It’s an environment filled with women producing life-changing work that has the power to impact millions.
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She Counts: a global platform to put savings and financial tools in the hands of womenWomen’s World Banking, in partnership with ExxonMobil Foundation and the Center for Global Development, works with financial service providers to help women save and invest in their business.
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Our partners in building women's economic opportunitiesExxonMobil is proud to work with a range of partners including community-based organizations, global NGOs, universities and government agencies to increase economic opportunities for women in developing countries and emerging markets.
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