Women's Empowerment Principles

The Women's Empowerment Principles* are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact.

Latest News


2015 Nominations are Now Open!

The prestigious 2015 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the WEPs. Nominate your CEO now!


WEPs Signers Reach 800!

Over 800 CEOs have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs to advance equality between women and men. Sign the Statement!


New Co-Chairs of WEPs Leadership Group!

UN Global Compact and UN Women have appointed new co-chairs of the WEPs Leadership Group: Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights Commission of Australia, and Joe Keefe, Chief Executive Officer of Pax World Funds to support the WEPs and help advance women in the private sector. Press release.


Company Examples on Women & Poverty

Read business practices of companies taking action to end poverty through women's empowerment.