Equality Means Business – Introduction to Women's Empowerment Principle 5

Equality Means Business – Introduction to Women's Empowerment Principle 5

The struggle for gender equality is essential to secure a sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous economy that benefits all. The private sector has the power to generate innovation, employment and financing that can bridge the gender gaps in the business sector. Global research has proven that companies investing in women, supporting women’s leadership, and committing to gender equality more often than not outperform their competitors. Equal treatment of women and men is not just the right thing to do – it is also good for business now and in the future. Hence, a broad concept of sustainability and corporate responsibility that embraces women’s empowerment will benefit us all. In order to help your business and the global business community realize these opportunities, the seven steps of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) were established by the UN Global Compact and UN Women.


This is a webinar series tailored to provide you with a general overview of the WEPs, their value proposition, the process of becoming a signatory and how your company can communicate results and progress on the principles. It will also provide a deeper dive into three of the principles, and how these principles can be applied internally and externally. The next webinar in the series is webinar 3. The third webinar dives deeper into Principle 5: Enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices. 

Webinar 3: Principle 5
2 March 2021
9:00 - 10:00 am ET (Open for registration)

This webinar dives deeper into Principle 5 of the WEPs: Enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices. Two companies will present how they have chosen to work with the principle, strategies they have developed and challenges they experienced along the way. There will be time during the webinar to discuss and provide input to and get tips from other companies.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.


9:00 – 9:10 am ET
Introductory Remarks and Introduction to Principle 5

Anna Falth, Programme Manager, Policy Advisor for WEPs, UN Women

9:10 – 9:25 am ET
LEGO – Company Presentation on Principle 5

Charlie Henniker, Director of Global Film Production
Cecilia Weckstrom, Senior Global Director, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & People Innovation

9:25 – 9:40 am ET
Procter & Gamble – Company Presentation on Principle 5

Jamila Belabidi-Chahid, Purchases Director, Global Women Empowerment & Purchases 

9:40 – 9:55 am ET
Discussion and questions 

9:55 – 10:00 am ET
Closing Remarks

Sara Krüger Falk, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Denmark  

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