Events

How Can the Women's Empowerment Principles Benefit Your Company?

11 Nov 2020

The Nordic countries are leaders on gender equality. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are well reflected in domestic policies and in development and humanitarian strategies. However, the number of WEPs signatories in the Nordic countries is very low considering the placement gender equality has on the political agenda. Only eight Swedish companies have signed the WEPs while the number of signatories in both Denmark and Finland are nine, Norway has 14 signatories and Iceland ranks the highest with 19 signatories.

Mentoring to Advance Women’s Professional Development

28 Oct 2020

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of seven principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Apply to Be on the Youth Jury for the 2020 G7-EU WEPs Award

23 Oct 2020

As we aim to influence and positively impact the world of work with the United Nation’s seven Women’s Empowerment Principles, we would like to take this opportunity to also shed light on the future of work and the future workforce by inviting young women from a G7 and/or EU Member States to be on our panel for the 2020 G7-EU WEPs Award.

 

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Investing in Gender Responsive Companies

19 Oct 2020

On 19 October 2020, the UN Women and FinDevCanada co-organized the "Investing in Gender Responsive Companies" event. The event was hosted by WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme and organized in support of Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

Call for Submissions: Joint IFC - UN Women Publication

12 Oct 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing gender inequalities, exposing cracks in economic and social systems and posing a serious threat to the gains made on gender equality. As COVID-19 widens global gender gaps, a growing number of companies around the world are taking actions to ensure the economic inclusion and social well-being of their employees, customers, suppliers, as well as the local communities in which they operate. 

 

Women's Leadership for Gender Equality

09 Oct 2020

On 9 October 2020, the WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme organized the "Women's Leadership for Gender Equality" event to highlight the importance of women’s leadership and decision-making in society and the positive impact of gender parity on boards.

 

Secure a Seat at the Table

07 Oct 2020

During this learning session, you will find out what are the key challenges to address and overcome for a true advancement in the workplace. The trainer will address the aspect of the intersectionality and will speak in particular about the challenges encountered by women of color in the workplace.

Apply to the 2020 G7-EU WEPs Award

06 Oct 2020

The Awards ceremony will take place on the Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020. All applications will be assessed by a UN Women selection committee to produce a shortlist of nominees. The winners will be decided by an external jury of young women, who are looking to find their future employer or business partner. 

Join #WeCommit Campaign

30 Sep 2020

#WeCommit is how companies are becoming vocal about their commitment to empowering women.

By saying #WeCommit on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other platforms, the message is clear: Gender equality at work is non-negotiable.

#WeLearn: Financial Fundamentals

23 Sep 2020

Many entrepreneurs unintentionally sabotage their company’s success because they are unaware of how to properly manage their finances. This webinar will equip you with the basic financial knowledge and skills you need to manage your business’s finances and make sound decisions to guide your company’s growth. We will cover:

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