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Crayon gives gender equality a boost with the SHE Index


OSLO, Norway – It’s a common refrain in business: What gets measured gets done.

When it comes to gender diversity, the SHE Index makes the goal of equality in the workplace a true possibility.

The index aims to measure, in unrivalled detail, how diverse a company is in terms of gender and it evaluates and ranks companies accordingly. Organizers aim for it to become the leading global index on gender equality and Crayon has been instrumental in this development.

“We are proud of the work that we’ve been able to do, along with EY and Microsoft, to help develop this index and create real, measurable change in businesses,” says Crayon CEO Rune Syversen. “It’s a change that is long overdue and companies must do better.”

Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft’s corporate vice president, spoke at Olso’s City Hall and at the SHE Conference about the index and its ability to change the face of the global workforce.

Launched in 2017, the index had a goal to measure the gender development in the Norwegian workplace. The first SHE Index contained details of 25 of the largest 50 Norwegian public companies.

“The original index was completed using Excel questionnaires, and it was data rich and very professional, however it took up a lot of time and resources,” says Syversen. “We are excited to be an integral part in taking the index to the next level.”

The use of Microsoft Azure and PowerBI, coupled with Crayon’s expertise in database setup, algorithm and app development, the SHE Index is a cutting-edge portal to further gender equality.

The new SHE Index will make it easier for companies to register, amend and update their data. It also allows businesses to seamlessly display the results for other participating companies and provide top-notch security and privacy guarantees.

“With the new set of tools that have been developed, the SHE Index will enable all companies to see their own results and those of others with ease,” says Syversen. “It will be a powerful tool in pushing for gender equality.”



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