The sixth annual Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge, will spotlight business strategies, experience and challenges on increasing and enhancing job opportunities for women and expanding access to decent jobs. With more than 600 CEO signatories worldwide, the WEPs, a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, provide a roadmap for companies to advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The WEPs 6 March event at United Nations Headquarters brings together the experience of leading stakeholders from business, government and civil society to strengthen local and global solutions. Among other topics, the event will spotlight:
Breaking through gender stereotyping, unconscious bias and ending occupational segregation
Addressing gender inequalities in pay, promotions and leadership opportunities
Enhancing paid employment opportunities for women through procurement policies and throughout the value chain
Forging links with women-owned businesses and supporting women's entrepreneurship or cooperative development programs
Bolstering efforts to increase women’s access to finance, land and skills training
Engaging with women and men in communities and tailoring outreach to ensure women equal opportunities for good paying and non-traditional jobs
Learn more about the WEPs Event & Website Sponsorship Opportunities 2014!
Early Registration for companies that have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs will commence December 2013.