Community insights

Cultivate curiosity – it is essential for success in software testing.

Published on 24 June 2024

Did you know that 25 April 2024 was the International Girls in ICT Day? To celebrate this day and to inspire and encourage girls and women to pursue a future in ICT jobs, the WEPs Global Secretariat joined forces with the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) to host a special session on the career path in software testing. The event aligned with this year's theme, Leadership, underscoring the urgent need for robust female role models in STEM careers. 

Clearing the Path to Gender Equality with Transparency and Legislation

Published on 24 June 2024

Transparency is important so stakeholders know how a topic is managed. Transparency shows where you are today and where you are heading.” — Alyson Genovese, Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Sustainability at S&P Global.

Clearing the Path to Gender Equality with Transparency and Legislation

2024 WEPs Forum: Germany

Published on 10 June 2024

The 2024 WEPs Forum Germany, titled "Accelerating Business Action for Gender Equality," was successfully held 22-23 May 2024, at the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) in Berlin. The event was a collaborative effort organized by the Agency for Business and Economic Development (AWE), DIHK, and the UN Women National Committee Germany. The Forum brought together key stakeholders, including representatives from WEPs signatory companies in Germany, with a total turnout of more than 160 participants.

Building the foundation for gender equality in construction

Published on 23 April 2024

“Building a diversity agenda that includes inclusive action is like building a house – with the foundation being the leadership commitment. In the middle, you have the pillars that support the house. This becomes your gender action plan. You must check [performance] in these areas. You must report so that decisions can be taken, which is [key] for the intervention.” — Beatrice Kiruri, HR Business Partner / DEIB Manager at Bamburi Cement Ltd.

LeaseLine’s approach to gender equality in micro-enterprise leasing

Published on 6 February 2024

In the realm of leasing, women often face multifaceted barriers that limit their access and involvement in financial transactions. From challenges in accessing capital to confronting gender biases in decision-making processes, these barriers underscore the need for a more inclusive and equitable leasing landscape. LeaseLine, a Belgium-based leasing broker with over 35 years of experience, recognizes the significance of addressing these challenges.

Practicing mindful leadership in the workplace – mitigating the impacts of unconscious bias

Published on 19 December 2023

“You are not responsible for your first thought, but you are responsible for your second thought and your first action. That is where your power lies,” said Nancy Rose, Senior Director of People and Culture at Hexagon, a WEPs signatory and global leader in clean energy solutions.

Accelerating SDG 5 through Gender Lens Investing- insights from investors

Published on 30 August 2023

We are not investing in women with a political agenda or motivation; but rather doing this on a “pure return” perspective” - Eva Halvarsson, CEO of Andra Ap-fonden (AP2) from Sweden, one of northern Europe’s largest pension fund.

Setting the scene – we need to speed up to achieve SDG 5 by 2030

Moving the needle for gender equality globally

Published on 9 June 2023

Every year, the United Nations reviews progress made on gender equality through its Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year, the Commission’s priority theme was “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. The two-week session coincided with the International Women’s Day on 8 March.