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Increasing Gender Equality in Male-dominated Industries Worldwide

Engendering Industries participants from GRIDCo visit an electricity substation in Tema, near Accra, Ghana
Tetra Tech is supporting organizations in male-dominated industries around the world to advance gender equality while meeting their core business goals.

Women represent half of the world’s employment potential, but institutional, sectoral, and cultural barriers often impede their full and effective participation in many industries. These barriers include under-representation in and exclusion from employment, especially in technical and leadership positions.


  • 560 gender equality activities implemented across the employee life cycle
  • More than 5,000 women hired or promoted to leadership and technical roles
  • 56 gender equality policies developed by partner organizations
  • More than $1 million in funding contributed to implement gender equality initiatives

Tetra Tech is advancing economic opportunities for women through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Engendering Industries program, which was launched in 2015 as Engendering Utilities. Engendering Industries partners directly with organizations in traditionally male-dominated industries such as power, water, infrastructure, and information communications technology to employ gender equality interventions and strengthen business operations simultaneously.

The contractor’s leadership team is effective, collaborative, client-oriented, and strategic. The change management coaches, lead gender expert, and Chief of Party have received repeated praise from a range of partners.

Corinne Hart, USAID Senior Gender Advisor for Energy, Environment and Climate

Engendering Industries supports 98 partner organizations in 38 countries with intensive and accelerated gender programs and tailored change management coaching. We provide a comprehensive combination of training, peer mentoring, and demand-driven change management coaching. We use customized tools and best practices to:

Through Engendering Industries, Tetra Tech is working to institutionalize gender-inclusive policies, improve gender equality in male-dominated industries, and build the capacity of partners to implement gender equality interventions.

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