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.

#WeLearn: Enhance Your Skills to Pivot Your Career

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.

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

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.

#WeLearn: Collaboration and Remote Working

05 Nov 2020

On 5 November 2020, WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme hosted the "Collaboration and Remote Working" learning session.

Mentoring to Advance Women’s Professional Development

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.


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.

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.