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 and close the equality gap in the workplace, by laying out the data to show why that leap was so important.
Diana’s previous experience as Head of Philanthropy at ABN Amro Bank led her to realize the potential of leveraging the power of the financial markets to improve the position of women and all those impacted by discrimination, and that equality lens investing could lead to better results for all stakeholders.
In order to achieve this, responsible 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 a pioneering organization in the assessment and ranking of 4000+ companies around the world on gender equality and diversity & inclusion (DEI) using a unique research methodology. Equileap is now recognised as a leading provider of data and insights on DEI, allowing investors to align their investments with their values.
Equileap believes that a world where everyone has equal opportunities in the workplace is possible, and that the pay gap and discrimination are things of the past. We know investors can help work toward this world by investing with an equality lens and Equileap provides them with the right data to do this. Their mission to close the equality gap is gaining momentum and expanding to address all forms of discrimination in the workplace and supply chain.