Women's Empowerment Principles

The Women's Empowerment Principles* are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact.

WEPs Signers Reach 800!

Over 800 CEOs have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs to advance equality between women and men. Learn more or sign now!


New Co-Chairs of Leadership Group to Support the WEPs and Help Advance Women in the Private Sector

UN Global Compact and UN Women have appointed new co-chairs of the WEPs Leadership Group: Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights Commission of Australia, and Joe Keefe, Chief Executive Officer of Pax World Funds.                   Read press release for more information.


2015 Nominations are Now Open!

Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2015 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards, which recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the WEPs. Nominate your CEO now!