Participants from a virtual event series of roundtables have collectively developed a gender-inclusive action plan to enable states, the private sector and civil society to implement a faster, fairer and more sustainable economic recovery from the downturn associated with COVID-19.
6. Additional Resources
1. Investing in social infrastructure and family-friendly policies
Research on tackling childcare across several countries: International Finance Corporation (undated), ‘Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare’, www.ifc.org/tacklingchildcare.
IFC’s latest guide on childcare and COVID-19: International Finance Corporation (undated), ‘Guide for Employer-Supported Childcare’, www.ifc.org/tacklingchildcareguide.
Affordable daycare – the Quebec model: McCluskey, M. (2018), ‘The Global Legacy of Quebec’s Subsidized Child Daycare’, Bloomberg CityLab, 31 December 2018, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-31/affordable-daycare-and-working-moms-the-quebec-model.
O’Brian, C. (2019), ‘‘It’s not an expense, it’s an investment’: Oxfam Canada demands universal childcare’, CTV News, 15 May 2019, https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/it-s-not-an-expense-it-s-an-investment-oxfam-canada-demands-universal-childcare-1.4423127.
Heilman, B., Bernardini, M. R. C. and Pfeifer, K. (2020), Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities in the United States, Boston: Oxfam and Washington, DC: Promundo-US, https://promundoglobal.org/resources/caring-under-covid-19-how-the-pandemic-is-and-is-not-changing-unpaid-care-and-domestic-work-responsibilities-in-the-united-states/.
Standard Chartered (2020), Importance of Inclusion during challenging times – COVID-19, https://av.sc.com/corp-en/content/docs/Inclusion-toolkit-Covid19.pdf.
Standard Chartered (undated), Building a disability confident workplace, https://av.sc.com/corp-en/content/docs/SC-disability-toolkit.pdf.
IFC note on women’s insurance and COVID-19: IFC (2020), ‘COVID-19 and the Insurance Industry: Why a Gender-Sensitive Response Matters’, http://wrld.bg/6Jmb50zYd2w.
ECLAC (2020), The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating the care crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean, https://repositorio.cepal.org/handle/11362/45352.
ECLAC (2020), ‘ECLAC Proposes Moving Towards a Basic Income to Help the Most Vulnerable Population Overcome the Coronavirus’s Effects’, press release, 12 May 2020, https://www.cepal.org/en/pressreleases/eclac-proposes-moving-towards-basic-income-help-most-vulnerable-population-overcome.
Money and Pensions Service (2020), Impacts of COVID-19 on Financial Well-being, Money and Pensions Service evidence and insights summary briefing, 2 June 2020, https://moneyandpensionsservice.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Covid19-impact-on-financial-wellbeing-in-the-UK.pdf.
Adams, H. M. (2020), ‘COVID-19 Pandemic Not Time to Neglect Your Affirmative Action Plan’, The National Law Review, 24 April 2020, https://www.natlawreview.com/article/covid-19-pandemic-not-time-to-neglect-your-affirmative-action-plan.
2. Accelerating advances in women’s workforce competencies through professional and vocational education
The Money Advice Service (2020), ‘Coronavirus support’, Money Navigator Tool, https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/hub/coronavirus-money-guidance.
The Inter-American Development Bank Group’s coronavirus response, information and resource centre can be found at Inter-American Development Bank (2020), ‘The IDB Group in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), https://www.iadb.org/en/coronavirus.
Women 20 (W20) Saudi Arabia statements to G20: W20 Saudi Arabia 2020 (2020), ‘W20 Statement to the extraordinary virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit’, 23 March 2020, https://www.w20saudiarabia.org.sa/en/news/Pages/W20-Statement-to-the-ex…9-Summit.aspx.
B20, L20 and W20 (2020), ‘Joint Statement on Employment, Skills & Women’, 5 April 2020, https://www.b20saudiarabia.org.sa/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/B20-L20-W2…atement-v1.pdf.
UN Women (2020), ‘Women as drivers of economic recovery and resilience during COVID-19 and beyond’, Statement by UN Women and Women 20 (W20) to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, 14 July 2020, https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/7/statement-joint-w20-wome…-19-and-beyond.
OECD COVID-19 resource page: OECD (2020), ‘Tackling coronavirus (COVID-19): Contributing to a global effort’, http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/.
See also OECD (2020), Women at the core of the fight against COVID-19 crisis, https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/women-at-the-core-of-the-fight-against-covid-19-crisis-553a8269/.
International Labour Organization (2017), Gender Diversity Journey: Company Good Practices, Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP), International Labour Office, May 2017, https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/–ed_dialogue/–act_emp/documents/publication/wcms_578768.pdf.
Senior and intergenerational entrepreneurship: The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship (undated), ‘Experience Incubator’, https://experieneurship.com/programs/experience-incubator/.
3. Investing in the development of women-owned businesses in all countries
OECD and EU (2019), The Missing Entrepreneurs 2019: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/industry-and-services/the-missing-entrepr…19_3ed84801-en.
OECD and International Labour Organization (2019), Women at work in G20 countries: Progress and policy action, OECD and ILO paper prepared under Japan’s G20 presidency, https://www.oecd.org/g20/summits/osaka/G20-Women-at-Work.pdf.
Harris Rimmer, S. (ed.) (2017), Gender-smart Procurement: Policies for Driving Change, Research Paper, London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/gender-smart-procurement-polic…-driving-change.
Orser, B. with Weeks, J. (2009), Procurement Strategies to Support Women-owned Enterprises, Ottawa: Telfer School of Management, https://telfer.uottawa.ca/assets/executiveprograms/documents/2009-Orser…-Diversity.pdf.
Flitter, E. (2020), ‘Few Minority-Owned Businesses Got Relief Loans They Asked For’, New York Times, 18 May 2020, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/business/minority-businesses-coronavirus-loans.html.
Didyk, L. (undated), ‘Resilience will help women entrepreneurs as the economy reopens’, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) blog, https://www.bdc.ca/en/blog/pages/resilience-will-help-women-entrepreneu…y-reopens.aspx.
Little, S. (2019), ‘Canada commits $300M to launch new global Equality Fund for women’s rights’, Global News, 2 June 2019, https://globalnews.ca/news/5344443/canada-funds-equality-fund/.
NIÑO, N. M. (2019), ‘Why is #FinanceSoWhite?’, Fast Company, 19 September 2019, https://www.fastcompany.com/90405621/why-is-financesowhite.
Business Wire (2019), ‘Woman-Owned Businesses Are Growing 2X Faster On Average Than All Businesses Nationwide’, 23 September 2019, https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190923005500/en/Woman-Owned-Businesses-Growing-2X-Faster-Average-Businesses.
Isele, E. (2018), ‘How Older Female Entrepreneurs Boost Rural Communities’, Chatham House Expert Comment, 13 March 2018, https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/how-older-female-entreprene…al-communities.
Schett, T., Rogoff, E., Herrington, M. and Kew, P. (2017), Special Topic Report 2016-2017: Senior Entrepreneurship, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, https://gemconsortium.org/report/gem-2016-2017-report-on-senior-entrepreneurship.
‘Re-Thinking Value’ is a new film highlighting the hidden impact of women entrepreneurs at local, national and international level and the alternative approaches to running a business and definitions of ‘success’ between men and women. Play trailer: https://youtu.be/R6SMTjazQ6wA.
Enygma Ventures is a new woman-owned investment fund based in Cape Town, South Africa, https://www.enygmaventures.com/who-we-are.
Rafi, T. (2020), ‘Why Women Entrepreneurs Are Critical to Growth’, Forbes, 18 May 2020, https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2020/05/18/why-women…/#69f515fb4523.
World Bank (2020), Women, Business and the Law 2020, Washington, DC: World Bank, https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/32639/9781464815324.pdf. The report examines laws and regulations affecting women’s prospects as entrepreneurs and employees across 190 economies.
The World Bank’s resources on gender and COVID-19 can be found at World Bank (2020), ‘Gender and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)’, 10 April 2020, https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/gender/brief/gender-and-covid-19-coronavirus.
Additional powerful examples of social media campaigns focused on gender and inclusion: #LikeAGirl, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=XjJQBjWYDTs&feature=emb_logoMicrosoft.
Microsoft’s Super Bowl 2020 Commercial: Be The One / Katie Sowers (20,228,370 views), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xPn4DXIj5w.
The recent #ShareTheMicNow social media campaign gave Black women the mic from prominent celebrity accounts, https://www.instagram.com/p/CBRqXqtl9IW/.
The Period Movement: Menstrual Hygiene Day campaign fights to end period poverty, period stigma and the tampon tax, https://www.instagram.com/p/CAs8hDvgLVP/Always.
Soliya is a US-based non-profit social enterprise that combines the power of interactive technology and the science of dialogue to offer proven cross-cultural exchange, difficult dialogue skills and learning opportunities. See https://www.soliya.net/.
EY led this study with data from LinkedIn (3.7 million profiles) to look at gender parity in media and marketing to examine the issue of gender mix in the industry at different career levels. She Runs It (2016), Accelerating the Path to Leadership for Women in Marketing and Media, https://sherunsit.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SheRunsIt_Executive_Summary.pdf.
Faw, L. (2020), ‘Progress For Women, People Of Color In Ads Has Stalled’, MediaPost, 25 June 2020, https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/352997/study-progress-for-women-people-of-color-in-ads.html.
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (2020), Bias & Inclusion in Advertising: An analysis of Cannes Lion Work, https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/bias-inclusion-in-advertising/.
Promundo, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Kering Foundation (2020), If He Can See It, Will He Be It? Representations of Masculinity in Boys’ Television, https://promundoglobal.org/resources/if-he-can-see-it-will-he-be-it-representations-of-masculinity-in-boys-television/.