Equality Means Business

More than 1085 business leaders around the world have demonstrated leadership on gender equality through the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

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Nominatation Open: 2016 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards

 Nominate your CEO for the prestigious 2016 WEPs CEO Leadership  Awards, which recognize business leaders for their exceptional  championship of gender equality and support for the WEPs.  Learn more.

Over 20 Leading Organizations Call on Governments to Bring Down Legal Barriers for Women's Economic Empowerment

On the occasion of the international community's adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, over twenty leading business and civil society organizations, and UN agencies call on governments around the world to take action to remove barriers to women's economic empowerment. Learn more.
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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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