Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) – Equality Means Business

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Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) – Equality Means Business

The Women's Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business is a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact. The Principles outline seven steps for business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Principles highlight that empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and throughout all levels of economic activity is essential to build strong economies; establish more stable and just societies; achieve internationally agreed goals for development, sustainability, and human rights; improve quality of life for women, men, families and communities; and propel business' operations and goals. Learn more at www.WEPrinciples.org 

Each year, in observance of International Women’s Day, more than 300 WEPs business leaders and other stakeholders meet in New York City for the Annual WEPs Event to take stock of progress, discuss challenges and identify concrete approaches and solutions to implementing the Principles. The WEPs CEO Leadership Awards, presented at the WEPs Annual Event, salute CEOs for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the seven Principles, in particular Principle One, which urges companies to establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.

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Business Leaders, UN Member States and Civil Society Agree: Gender Equality Critical to Economic Development
NEW YORK, March 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Recognizing gender equality as a fundamental human right, central to driving the global economy and achieving the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), business leaders joined UN Member States and civil society organizations at the ...
Mar 16, 2016 10:05 AM ET
World’s Largest Corporate Sustainability Initiative Says No to All-Male Panels
NEW YORK, March 15, 2016 /3BL Media/  – Today, United Nations Global Compact Executive Director Lise Kingo announced the UN Global Compact Panel Pledge, a new global effort to help put an end to all-male panels. In her opening remarks at the Women’s...
Mar 15, 2016 3:35 PM ET
Women’s Empowerment Principles Stakeholders Call for New UN-Business Paradigm
Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias New York ,NY, March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Over 300 participants from business, Government, civil society and the UN who gathered for the Women’s Empowerment...
Mar 11, 2015 6:55 PM ET
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights
NEW YORK, March 10, 2015, 3BL Media/ – At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality...
Mar 10, 2015 7:45 PM ET
Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality
NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of...
Mar 9, 2015 1:35 PM ET