Equality Means Business

More than 960 business leaders around the world have demonstrated leadership on gender equality through the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

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Share the 10-point WEPs Stakeholders’ Statement for Partnering for Women's Empowerment!
The Statement outlines how business, the UN and Governments can scale up engagement to deliver for women and the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more.
Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered keynote remarks at  2015 WEPs Event. 
Secretary Clinton reflected on progress made in implementing the agenda set in Beijing two decades ago and outlined an agenda to accelerate the full participation of women and girls around the world. Watch the speech and all other event videos.
Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality!
Stock exchanges around the world joined UN Global Compact, UN Women and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative to ring the bell in support of gender equality and the WEPs. Learn more.

The Principles

  1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
  2. Treat all women and men fairly at work - respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
  3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
  4. Promote education, training and professional development for women
  5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
  6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
  7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

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