• Cultivating Inclusion Goal

      Each year through 2030, 50% of the people empowered by our social and education initiatives will be those who identify as girls, women or underrepresented groups

      Access to technology can help people reach their full potential. Through our social and education initiatives, we seek to empower those who identify as women and underrepresented minorities, as well as socioeconomically disadvantaged people.

      This goal aligns with the Cultivating Inclusion and Transforming Lives focus areas by reaching those who identify as girls, women and underrepresented groups or minorities through our social and education initiatives.

    Goal Performance to Date About Our Performance in FY21 Related U.N. Sustainable
    Development Goals
    Each year through 2030, 50% of the people empowered by our social and education initiatives will be those who identify as girls, women or underrepresented groups

    Percentage of people reached who identify as girls, women or underrepresented groups

    In FY21, 56.1% of the people empowered by our social and education initiatives were those who identify as girls, women or underrepresented groups. This represents a 4.4 percentage point increase compared to our FY20 baseline. We attribute this increase to our strategic giving programs reaching more people in FY21; these particular initiatives offer more comprehensive demographic "reach" data than our other programs. In FY21, we updated this goal to reflect more inclusive wording.23

    • 23 “Underrepresented groups” are groups with lower socioeconomic status and underrepresented minorities.