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.

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Watch Business in Society Programme on WEPs!

The programme features the WEPs and interviews with Anne-Marie Slaughter, Barbara Krumsiek, and Ursula Wynhoven by John Paluszek of “Business in Society.”  Read the Press Release


Watch the WEPs Side Event of CSW58!

Watch the recorded webcast of the official side event of CSW58, Women’s Empowerment Principles-Equality Means Business: Re-Visioning the Development Agenda - A Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue.


Roundup of the 6th Annual WEPs Event

Visit the Guardian Women in Leadership's live blog for videos, interviews and perspectives, and our own Storify featuring coverage and conversations on #EqualityMeansJobs. We also invite you to continue the #WEPs conversation beyond the event on Twitter (@WEPrinciples) and Facebook.  Watch the event and view the photos.


WEPs Around the World - Taking Hold: WEPs Champions and Coalitions Grow

Read how WEPs champions are advancing the 7 Principles and showcasing the importance and need for gender equality in business, academia, civil society, the UN and Governments. Read full article.