Hacking gender equality & social inclusion
for a happier, more just world.
We believe early, action-oriented gender equality and social inclusion analysis is vital to tackling gender equality and improving efficiency and outcomes.
Equilo is the brainchild of a gender specialist, who spent years working in the field and realized that so many decision-makers would benefit from having GESI analyses that were done in a quicker way, higher quality, more intelligent way. This was just not possible with the traditional manual method, which often took several weeks to get started and several weeks to finalize.
Equilo was born out of these experiences. Helping you create change and overcome obstacles, we add value at every step by replacing old-fashioned research and project management with powerful online tools to enable clearer, faster equality insights that translate into action. Equilo brings decades of expertise at the intersection of gender analysis and social impact with big data, smart tech, and AI to support private, financial, development, and humanitarian sector decision-makers with tools to support smarter, faster, and more efficient approaches to achieving equality and performance.
The result: Inclusive communities. Better business and financial performance. Positive outcomes.
Equilo is led by its Founder and CEO, Jessica Menon. Our diverse staff and advisors come from a range of professional backgrounds from development, humanitarian, financial, and private sectors. Our staff have expertise in gender equality and social inclusion, data science, data story telling, machine learning, and AI.
Jessica Menon, MPP
Founder & CEO
Leads Equilo’s vision, product development, and partnerships
Jessica is a gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) specialist with 20 years of experience conducting GESI analyses, crafting gender action plans, managing organizational change management with a gender lens, and implementing systems-level policy and practice change to advance GESI globally. She has successfully managed large multidisciplinary teams globally and has operated her own small businesses and multi-million dollar government-funded programs. She has both strategic and practical experience working across development, humanitarian, finance, and private sectors in industries including energy, infrastructure, agriculture, health, and beyond with deep expertise in GBV. Her love of data analytics, tools, and systems-level change inspired the creation of Equilo.
Our Core Implementing Partner
SimForm is a tech company with a mission to help successful companies extend their tech capacity. Founded in 2010, they have helped organizations ranging from Startups that went public, to Fortune 500 companies, and WHO featured NGOs. Simform helps companies become innovation leaders by delivering software teams on demand. SimForm provides Equilo with a full-stack team of seasoned developers who support implementation of Equilo's vision for product and tool development, in addition to ensuring ongoing maintenance and data security.