The Gender at Work Framework

Gender at Work has a holistic approach to social change. It links organizational change, changes in the “rules of the game”, and gender equality. This is based on an analysis of the role of social institutions or rules—both formal and informal—in maintaining and reproducing women's unequal position in society.

For a basic description of the G@W Framework, read What Is Gender at Work’s Approach to Gender Equality and Institutional Change? by David Kelleher, Aruna Rao

For some recent thinking on evaluating gender equality using the G@W framework, please take a look at this



Key Questions

  • What is the level of women and men’s consciousness within the organization?
  • Is there access to resources that provide such consciousness? 
  • What are the policies in the organization, and are they resourced or staffed? 
  • What are the key features of organizational culture and power structures?
  • How are values and belief systems expressed? 
  • What is the type of leadership?

The G@W Framework asks such questions to help organizations explore new paths toward gender equality.