Application Period Extended for the 2021 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

31 May 2021

Applications are now open for the UN Women 2021 Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards, which honour Asia-Pacific private businesses that champion gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community in alignment with the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Tourism Sector of the Indian Ocean Rim Region

28 May 2021

This webinar will showcase best practices amongst companies in the tourism sector in the Indian Ocean Rim region in promoting women's economic empowerment and gender equality.

Webinar on Women’s Empowerment Principles: Principle 7 - Measurement and Reporting

29 Apr 2021

This webinar will dive deeper into Principle 7 of the WEPs: Measurement and Reporting.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Enterprises amid COVID-19

29 Apr 2021

This next webinar will focus on sharing recommendations for supporting women entrepreneurs that came out of the recent Virtual Café that was held with women entrepreneurs and representatives of IORA Member States and Chambers of Commerce from the Indian Ocean Rim region. 

#WeLearn: Being Successful with Engaging Presentations

22 Apr 2021

On 22 April 2021, the WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme hosted "Being Successful with Engaging Presentations" learning session. The session was designed to learn how different storytelling techniques, presentation materials, and delivery styles can improve how one give presentations to others.

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

16 Mar 2021


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:

Achieving Gender-inclusive Business through Accountability and Transparency

10 Mar 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, UN Women’s EU-funded programme 

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.

Women in Leadership: What Does It Take?

08 Mar 2021

On International Women’s Day this year, join UN Women’s EU-funded WeEmpowerAsia programme for the virtual discussion “Women in Leadership: What Does It Take?” to hear from business leaders and policymakers about the most tangible actions companies are taking to help women advance into leadership positions and fully participate in the economy.

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.

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