Who We Are

The Business Coalition for Gender Equality (BCGE) is a non-profit association and also a coalition of companies that are committed to promoting gender equality in the workplace in Myanmar.

Our association was founded and is led by five leading Myanmar businesses – City Mart Holding Limited (CMHL), KBZ Bank, AYA Bank, First Myanmar Investment Public Ltd (FMI) and Shwe Taung Development Co., Ltd. – which have all committed to achieving organizational growth and global sustainable development goals through workplace gender equality initiatives.

BCGE encourages all companies and organizations in the commercial sector to initiate workplace gender equality practices and serves as a center of excellence to support their journey.

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What We Do

A centre of excellence and trusted advisors for advocating and promoting workplace gender equality, diversity & inclusion, and women’s participation in the private sector by delivering knowledge, training, services, and advisory to foster equal and inclusive workplaces.

Businesses and organisations in Myanmar achieve equitable & inclusive workplaces as trusted advisors and a centre of excellence to support their journey.

Strategic Pillars

-Technical Advisory
-Gender Certification and Assessment Tools
-Women’s Participation and Leadership


– Closing the gender pay gap
– Progressing women into leadership and senior management positions
– Improving equitable & inclusive workplace participation
– Ensuring that leaders and managers drive gender equity & inclusive practices
– Investing in family-friendly working conditions