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Women & Business - Gender responsive procurement and supplier diversity

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Supporting the economic empowerment of women through supply chains

Welcome to this survey by the Women & Business Daring CircleAn initiative of the Women's Forum, led by P&G, the Daring Circle’s Strategic Members are American Express, BNP Paribas, L’Oréal, and Publicis Groupe, in collaboration with Accenture, Exxon Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, and SAP. The Circle is supported by Knowledge Partner AT Kearney and Insight Partner Clifford Chance. The Institutional Partners of the Daring Circle are WEConnect International and UN Women. Expert Partners include BY.O Group, founder of Catalyst at Large Suzanne Biegel, and Linda Scott of the Said Business School at Oxford University. of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. The Daring Circles are working groups of business, nonprofit, academic and other leaders focused on issues where women are disproportionately impacted and where their leadership can be transformational.

Supply chains are one of these issue areas and where your expertise and insights are needed and valued as key to furthering the movement, especially in Europe. The Daring Circle seeks to help companies, governments, and other buyers of products and services to understand the power of procurement for women’s economic empowerment and provide tools and resources to implement best practices.   

With your help through this survey, we hope to:
  • Better understand the awareness and perceived value of  supporting women’s economic empowerment in supply chains; and
  • Collect evidence on the opportunities in Europe for developing procurement programmes  and infrastructure that support women’s economic empowerment as well as the challenges faced.

The survey should take between 5 – 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any queries regarding the survey, data collection or other activities by the Women & Business Daring Circle, please contact

PLEASE NOTE: This survey is focused on the activities and sourcing of businesses in Europe. If your company does not have any operations or suppliers in Europe, please exit the survey.