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Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge 6th Annual Women's Empowerment Principles Event

United Nations Headquarters, New York City
5-6 March 2014

The sixth annual Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge, will spotlight business strategies, experience and challenges on increasing and enhancing job opportunities for women and expanding access to decent jobs. With more than 600 CEO signatories worldwide, the WEPs, a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, provide a roadmap for companies to advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The WEPs 6 March event at United Nations Headquarters in New York City brings together the experience of leading stakeholders from business, government and civil society to strengthen local and global solutions. Among other topics, the event will spotlight:

  • Breaking through gender stereotyping, unconscious bias and ending occupational segregation
  • Addressing gender inequalities in pay, promotions and leadership opportunities
  • Enhancing paid employment opportunities for women through procurement policies and throughout the value chain
  • Forging links with women-owned businesses and supporting women's entrepreneurship or cooperative development programs
  • Bolstering efforts to increase women’s access to finance, land and skills training
  • Engaging with women and men in communities and tailoring outreach to ensure women equal opportunities for good paying and non-traditional jobs

Learn more about the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
Event & Website Sponsorship Opportunities 2014!

Watch the 5th Annual WEPs Event here. To learn more about the WEPs, watch our video.

Early Registration for companies that have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs will commence December 2013.

To request an invitation, please e-mail Tulsi Byrne the following details:
1) Prefix, 2) First Name, 3) Last Name, 4) Work Title, 5) Organization, 6) Type of Organization, 7) Country, 8) Email Address

For questions, contact the WEPs team.