Equality means Business

The principles of empowering women in the enterprise, presented by UN Women and the Global Compact, apply throughout the world.

The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP) were launched in March 2010 by UN Women and the UN Global Compact Office. They intend to promote the equality of women in economy and in companies by practical and easily implemented means. BPW International collaborated in the in the developing of the WEP. Members of BPW International have contributed to the preparation of the WEPs. It is now essential to spread them in the companies.

Gender equality pays off. Also for the corporate world.

Seven women’s empowerment 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 non-discrimination
  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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