Equality Means Business

More than 951 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. She presented key findings and recommendations from  "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report" and outlined an agenda to accelerate  the full participation of women and girls  around the world. Watch the speech and  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. The series of global bell ringings began in Egypt on 2 March and the sound traveled to Nigeria, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and India, and culminated on 9 March with a bell ringing at NASDAQ in New York City, bringing together WEPs stakeholders in advance of the 2015 WEPs Annual Event. Read press release

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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