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6th Annual WEPs Event

Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge

5-6 March 2014
United Nations Headquarters, New York City


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Held over two days, the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge, spotlighted business strategies, experience and challenges on increasing and enhancing job opportunities for women and expanding access to decent jobs. The main event on 6 March, held at the United Nations Headquarters, featured a Morning Plenary, WEPs Leadership Awards, WEPs Luncheon and Afternoon Roundtable Sessions. The 5 March programme, held at 3 West Club, featured a series of WEPs conversations, followed by a government hosted opening reception. Hosted by the WEPs, a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the event brought together the experience of leading stakeholders from business, government and civil society to strengthen local and global solutions. With more than 680 CEO Signatories worldwide, the WEPs provide a roadmap for companies to advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Learn more about the WEPs.

Watch the event and view the photos. For a complete event roundup, visit the Guardian Women in Leadership's live blog with 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.

Stay tuned for a Business in Society programme featuring the WEPs, Anne-Marie Slaughter and other champions of women's empowerment.


The Women's Empowerment Principles Secretariat would like to acknowledge the following 6th Annual WEPs Event sponsors and partners for their valuable support.


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Event & Website Sponsorship Opportunities 2014

Learn more about the WEPs Event & Website Sponsorship Opportunities 2014! Download the application form.