Events

Women in Leadership Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World

08 Mar 2021

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, 90+ stock exchanges around the world are ringing the bell for gender equality and women’s empowerment in March 2021. Many of them are adopting the Women’s Empowerment Principles. This is part of a global collaboration between UN Women and the International Finance Corporation, Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative, UN Global Compact, Women in ETF and World Federation of Exchanges.

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

02 Mar 2021

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.

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality at Nasdaq

01 Mar 2021

THE EVENT 

Please use the links below to view the UN Women’s Ring the Bell for Gender Equality event at the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2021:

Opening Bell at Nasdaq: Livestream and Facebook Live

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#WeLearn: Develop Your Own Leadership Style 

10 Feb 2021

On 10 February 2021, the WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme hosted "Develop Your Own Leadership Style" learning session. The participants learned how to prioritize and delegate, how to evaluate their communication style; build and evaluate their network; find a mentor or sponsor.

Creating Fair and Equal Workplaces

14 Dec 2020

The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. We invite you to take part in this webinar to learn how your company can through a focus on Principle 2 further your efforts in creating a fair and equal workplace.

A New Report by UN Women and the International Finance Corporation Released

10 Dec 2020

A new report by UN Women and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) highlights how companies are responding to the pandemic with practices that support gender equality. The emerging practices that are shared in the report aim to curb inequalities women are facing as the pandemic radically transforms the world of work.

The Power of Working Together

10 Dec 2020

The Forum will highlight the important role of women’s economic empowerment as a continued priority for the G7, and the importance of women’s economic security, to address the economic impact of the pandemic.

2020 G7-EU WEPs Award Winners Announced

10 Dec 2020

The award ceremony took place online on 10 December 2020, Human Rights Day, during the WE EMPOWER-G7 Forum. It showcased companies with responsible business conduct and good practices to further gender equality and women's empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

#WeLearn: Is Entrepreneurship for You?

02 Dec 2020

On 2 December 2020, the WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme hosted "#WeLearn: Is Entrepreneurship for You?" learning session.  The participants learned about: The skills that would serve women well if they were interested in entrepreneurship activity The types of pitching The entrepreneur’s greatest quality How to find investors.

Gender-Responsive Procurement: A Transformative Strategy for Creating Better Systems for Women’s Entrepreneurship

01 Dec 2020

The webinar showcased the potential offered by gender-responsive procurement in times of COVID-19, and strategies and practices which the public and private sector can adopt to undertake this approach. The panelists spoke about practical policies, practices and services that companies could develop, implement and practice to help in the procurement responses.

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