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Support the WEPs Initiative!

We welcome financial or in-kind contributions to help support the activities and growth of the Women's Empowerment Principles initiative at the global level. To learn more about how your company can support, contact Lauren Gula ([email protected]).


The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Secretariat is grateful to the below organizations for their generous support.



 Access Bank Plc is a commercial Bank that was incorporated in February 1989 and listed  on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1998. With a network of over 310 branches and service outlets located in Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom, the Bank has  over  6,000,000 customers and 800,000 shareholders. Access Bank has enjoyed what is arguably Africa's most successful banking growth trajectory in the last ten years and as at 2012 ranked amongst Africa's top 20 banks by total assets and capital. With a vision to be the World’s Most Respected African Bank, our mission is to set the standard for sustainable business practices which unleashes the talent of our employees, deliver superior values to our customers and provides innovative solutions to the markets and communities we serve. This is consistent with our promise of sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible and socially relevant.


 Itaipu Binacional is the largest producer of clean and renewable energy in the world, holding advanced programs in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and corporate governance. Itaipu launched the Incentive to Gender Equality Program in 2003 and was one of the first  companies in the world to sign the WEPs, in March 2010. That year, company promoted the launch of the WEPs in Brazil and Paraguay. In March 2013, Itaipu was awarded one of the five inaugural WEPs Leadership Awards. Based on its experience and in order to improve companies´  awareness on gender equality in Brazil, Itaipu launched the Prêmio WEPs Brasil 2014, in October, 2013. To learn more about Itaipu Binacional’s commitment to the WEP, read their Sustainability Report 2012.


 Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers secure and manage their information against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.  Symantec’s business success  is dependent on a constant stream of innovation, and women provide a unique and invaluable perspective that fosters innovation and strengthens our business. Symantec believes that building a pipeline for gender diversity in the workplace begins with making it clear that we are committed to the empowerment of women worldwide. Symantec is proud to be a signatory to the UN Global Compact and the UN Women/UN Global Compact CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs.  The Principles provide a framework to ensure that Symantec remains a place where innovative ideas can flourish, and where both women and men can have productive and satisfying careers.  To learn more about Symantec’s commitment to the WEP, read their Corporate Social Responsibility Report