Make real, meaningful and visible change wherever you are on your DE&I journey

EDGE Empower has been built to help organizations and investors deliver on their DE&I agenda, with the ultimate goal of changing work and transforming society.

Real. World. Change.

The time for talking about DE&I change is over, it’s now time to act. Real. World. Change. is our mantra for every company and investor – it means making real and meaningful change that can have a direct and positive impact on workplace equity and employee experience. To make it happen though, we need to understand the situation today.

The numbers don’t lie

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Just 1 in 3 women (33%) benefit from flexible working, while 94% of women think that requesting flexible working will affect their likelihood of promotion. (Deloitte, 2022)
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In the history of the Fortune 500, which covers 1800 companies, just 19 CEOs have been Black, and only 2 are Black women. (Fortune, 2021)
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Only 17% of companies in the developed global markets publish their gender pay gap, and less than 1% have closed their pay gap. (Equileap, 2022)
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Transgender adults are twice as likely as cisgender adults to be unemployed. (McKinsey, 2021)
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LGBTQ+ women of colour are 8 times more likely than straight white men to report onlyness (being the only one on a team or in a meeting of their given gender identity, sexual orientation, or race). (McKinsey, 2020)
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Women globally earn around 37% less than men in similar roles. (WEF, 2021)
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One in 7, instead of 1 in 2, global financial institutions are run by women. (OMFIF, 2022)

Our Story

In 2009, we founded the EDGE Certified Foundation –  launching it two years later at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.  

For the last 13 years, we have given organizations and investors a universally recognizable symbol of commitment to DE&I. 

In doing so, we realized there was a need for a product that contains all our expertise, tools, insights and certification in one place. We call it EDGE Empower. 

Lead Certified

Our mission is to measure, accelerate and certify gender and intersectional equity in the workplace.

Aniela Unguresan, Founder of the EDGE Certified Foundation, Founder & CEO EDGE Strategy

Our Vision

Our vision is a more inclusive, equitable and prosperous society powered by gender and intersectional equity.

It means a society where opportunities are open to all – built on a deeper understanding of DE&I.

For organizations, it means they access higher performance by enhancing diversity of thought and intersectional difference at the highest levels of the organization. 


Aniela Unguresan

Real. World. Change.

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