Women’s Empowerment Principles – A conversation about transparency and accountability

A conversation about transparency and accountability


A growing number of stakeholders, including employees, consumers, investors, and civil society, are calling on companies to disclose more information on their efforts towards gender equality.

The evidence base for doing so and for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment continues to expand:

  • Companies with greater progress on gender equality and with policies and practices in place to empower women are more resilient and see stronger growth.
  • Current corporate reporting practices show how public reporting on a specific issue can drive companies to take meaningful action on gender equality.

Yet, many companies have not yet started to systematically collect gender statistics and gender disaggregated data to measure outcomes on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.


The Event

This event is a conversation with WEPs signatories on their policies and practices in collecting data and monitoring performance on gender equality and women's empowerment. It will also discuss how investing in reliable and measurable data collection helps illuminate the reality of gender equality in the company.

Day and time: Tuesday 16 March 2021, 1:15 to 2:15 pm EDT

Venue: HopIn virtual platform, during the UN Global Compact’s Target Gender Equality Live

Registration: WEPs signatories can register here

Format: Interactive panel discussion

Pre-read: WEPs Brochure


Overview of the WEPs Transparency and Accountability Framework

Moderator: Anna Falth, UN Women


  • Marcia Balisciano, Founding Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, RELX
  • Mikael Nyström, Head of Compensation & Benefits, Swedbank
  • Anne-Marie Levesque, Head, Gender and Impact, FinDev Canada


WEPs Transparency and Accountability Framework Speakers


Link to the event recording available here.