Equality Means Business

More than 1036 business leaders around the world have demonstrated leadership on gender equality through the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

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Now Over 1,000 CEO Supporters!

Over 1,000 business leaders from around the world, across all sectors, have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs demonstrating leadership and committing to advance equality between women and men. Learn more | Sign the CEO Statement of Support

G7 Leaders Call on Companies to Implement the WEPs!

In a Declaration issued at the conclusion of the 2015 G7 Summit, the heads of state and governments of the Group of Seven (G7) stated support for the Women's Empowerment Principles and called on companies worldwide to integrate them into their activities. Learn more.

WEPs CEO Leadership Awards Nominations Now Open!

 Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2016 WEPs CEO  Leadership Awards, which recognize business leaders for their            exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the  Women's Empowerment Principles. Learn more.

Join Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum Webinar!

Join the WEPs at the Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum in São Paulo, Brazil in September to implement WEPs Principle 5 and expand business relationships with women-owned enterprises.

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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