Community engagement

Women's economic opportunity

Since 2005, ExxonMobil and the ExxonMobil Foundation have helped women around the world invest in themselves and their communities.

Moving Women Forward

Women drive economic growth

Research shows that when women have control over their incomes, they invest in the health, education and well-being of their families. They also tend to reach out to propel other women forward, creating a powerful multiplier effect that benefits all of society. At ExxonMobil, we know that when women move forward, the world moves with them. That’s why in 2005, we launched our Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative — a global effort that helps women fulfill their economic potential and drive economic and social change in their communities.

$120M

invested to date by ExxonMobil to help community-based and global partners implement programs

90 countries

and tens of thousands of women have directly benefited
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Women in science: Changing mindsets ‘stems’ from awareness This International Women’s Day, ExxonMobil is proud to spotlight successful women from around the globe. The world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is no longer relegated to men in white lab coats. It’s an environment filled with women producing life-changing work that has the power to impact millions.

Women's opportunity Energy Factor ? March 8, 2019

ExxonMobil grants to support women entrepreneurs and "She Counts" program IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said today that it will provide about $5 million in grants to support local and global organizations dedicated to empowering women economically.

Newsroom News ? March 8, 2019

She Counts: a global platform to put savings and financial tools in the hands of women Women’s World Banking, in partnership with ExxonMobil Foundation and the Center for Global Development, works with financial service providers to help women save and invest in their business.

Women's opportunity Article ? Oct. 15, 2018

ExxonMobils women introduce girls to science and engineering ExxonMobil affiliate Women Interest Network (WIN), Nigeria, recently hosted the 2017 edition of the annual "Introduce a Girl to Science and Engineering Day" (IAGTED), welcoming 20 female students and four accompanying teachers from four secondary schools: Kuramo Junior and Senior Secondary Schools, and Victoria Island Junior and Senior Secondary Schools. The students had an exciting day learning and participating in engineering and science activities.

Nigeria Oct. 9, 2018

Promoting and measuring women's economic empowerment Research shows that when women are economically empowered, entire families, communities and nations benefit.

Women's opportunity Article ? Aug. 30, 2018