Engagement with WEPs

Equality Means Business: Using Our Principles as a Multiplier for Action and Progress

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.


Jointly established by UN Women and UN Global Compact, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

This brochure explains what are the WEPs, why companies should join the WEPs community and what is expected from the WEPs signatory.

#FlexForEmpowerment Campaign Welcome Kit

Flex for Empowerment is a pilot campaign designed to increase the number of Women’s Empowerment Principle signatories in Canada and showcase good practices of women’s economic empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.  This kit is designed to make participation in the #FlexForEmpowerment campaign a breeze. You will find everything you need to participate in the campaign. We have included Facebook, Instagram and Twitter content (designs & suggested language) as well as suggested internal and external communications (press release & emails). We hope to make your participation as easy as possible.

Women’s Empowerment Principles: Make Today Your Organization’s Signature Moment

The Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of 7 Principles, for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Jointly promulgated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, there are now nearly over 2,000 CEO-level signatories from across the globe. The Principles serve as the overall umbrella for multi-stakeholder networks to work together to foster implementation and awareness of the internationally agreed standards for business practices the impact women. The Principles are also the primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality and women’s empowerment dimensions of the universal agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Sign the Principles today to begin your journey to productivity, profitability and sustainability by empowering women employees, suppliers, customers, investors and beyond.
This video was produced thanks to the support of Citi, who proudly signed the Principles in 2018.

Women's Empowerment Principles Flyer

This flyer serves as guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community through the Women's Empowerment Principles.

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