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.
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.
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.
12 Nov 2020
On 12 November 2020, the WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme hosted "Enhance Your Skills to Pivot Your Career" learning session. This event is a collaboration between WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme and WomenWill Programme, a Grow with Google initiative.
11 Nov 2020
WEPs are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By joining the WEPs community, the CEO signals commitment to this agenda at the highest levels of the company and to work collaboratively in multistakeholder networks to foster business practices that empower women.
28 Oct 2020
On the 28 October 2020, WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme organized the "Mentoring to Advance Women’s Professional Development" event. The speakers discussed how WEPs signatories can develop their own mentoring programmes. The event explored promising practices in mentoring programme design and delivery, and highlighted lessons learned of other WEPs signatories.
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.
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).
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.