Equality Means Business

More than 1809 business leaders around the world have demonstrated leadership on gender equality through the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

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2018 Women's Empowerment Principles Forum

The annual WEPs event will be held on 15 March 2023 from 3 to 6 pm in the ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters in New York. For registration, agenda and other relevant information for the Forum, please click here.

2018 Ring the Bell

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2023), UN Women is pleased to announce that over 40 stock exchanges will host a bell ringing ceremony to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality to achieve SDG 5. The events are organized together with UN Global Compact, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, IFC, Women in ETFs and the World Federation of Exchanges. For more information, please contact the WEPs Secretariat at UN Women.


Take the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool!

The WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool is a free, user-friendly, and strictly confidential tool designed to help companies from around the world identify strengths, gaps, and opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality. Results are provided in a concise and clear format so companies can easily identify areas for improvement. Try the tool today!



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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