Our story

Our mission is to close the equality gap in the workplace

Equileap is an independent, specialized data provider with a broad scope of gender metrics. We enable investors to make better investment decisions with data on equality in the workplace.

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Our Story

Equileap was founded in 2016 by Diana van Maasdijk (CEO) and Jo Andrews, both philanthropy and women’s rights experts. Their mission was to take a leap towards gender equality in the workplace, and laying out the data to show why that leap was so important.

Diana’s previous experience as Head of Philanthropy at ABN Amro Bank let her to realise the potential of leveraging the power of the financial markets to improve the position of women, and that investments in gender equality could lead to better results for all stakeholders.

In order to achieve this, investors needed adequate data to make informed investment decisions. The available data at that time was limited. Equileap was founded to close this data gap. Equileap is the first to assess and rank thousands of companies across the world on gender equality using a unique research methodology and has the largest up to date database on gender equality. Equileap is now recognised as the leading provider of data and insights on gender equality, allowing investors to align their investments with their values.

Data & indices

Equileap is assessing over 3,500 companies globally on 19 criteria including gender balance, the gender pay gap, paid parental leave and anti-sexual harassment policies. Equileap data is used for ESG integration, portfolio analysis, stewardship and managing reputational risks.

Several indices have also been designed with Solactive and Morningstar, to track companies leading in gender equality. These indices are used both as benchmarks and underlyings of financial products.

Research

Equileap regularly publishes research papers on gender equality, including key insights per region, country, and sector. It is particularly well known for its annual Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking published yearly.

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