Women in Factories China Program
Manufacturing is a driving force in the Chinese economy, but the industry is increasingly challenged by overseas competition and new expectations from workers. Women make up a majority of China’s manufacturing sector, and businesses that invest in women’s skills, capacity, and empowerment will be better equipped to succeed.
The Women in Factories China program seeks to empower women and the factories where they work as agents of sustainable change.
Through a practical, experience-based education program, BSR and partners will create opportunities for women's empowerment in the factory workplace.
- Invest in women workers and provide opportunities for them to express their potential and grow their careers
- Improve retention and productivity by equipping women workers with the knowledge, tools, and confidence they need to succeed in the workplace and at home
- Build the capacity of human resources departments in factories to maintain an internal pipeline of high-potential women workers
- Create a cross-industry platform that values women workers’ personal and professional development
More About the Program
Over the next three years, BSR will engage with 45 factories across all industries in China to provide training to women workers.
BSR will integrate work and life skills training into existing new hire orientation and provide advanced training to women identified as potential leaders.
women workers will receive foundational work and life skills training
women selected from the initial training will receive 100 hours each of advanced work and life skills training
The Women in Factories China program is funded through a three-year grant and partnership with the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative.
Manager, Partnership Development and Research