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Increasing Representation of Women in the Workforce through Gender-Inclusive Recruitment

Introduction

This case study explores the experience gained from a Peruvian agribusiness that produces and commercializes organic products, while promoting environmental sustainability and the economic development of farming communities.

Opportunity

Difficulties in improving the representation of women in the leadership team, and in several of the departments.

Actions taken

  • The use of male pronouns was removed from job descriptions
  • Details on benefits, flexibility and workplace perks were included in job descriptions

Results

  • The number of women who applied for jobs increased by 20%
  • The number of women who were newly hired increased by 23%

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