Access, contribute and provide feedback on resources and tools for women’s economic empowerment
Connect with leaders, experts, peers to explore partnerships and joint ventures on women’s economic empowerment
Join, contribute and interact with other members to learn, exchange ideas and innovate on women's economic empowerment
Faces of Empowered Women – #SheisEmpowered
Equality for women is progress for all and women's economic empowerment is essential to growth, poverty eradication, and the well-being of families, communities and societies. On this International Women’s Day, join us as we acknowledge every woman whose daily activities contribute to the development of her nation.
Happy International Women's Day and enjoy the photo essay.
As the Executive Director of UN Women, I will push for women’s economic empowerment alongside other priorities, because this is essential to ending poverty and advancing gender equality. Women have a right to equal opportunities and equal access to resources and training. This is why I am so proud of our new online partnership platform to advance the economic empowerment of women. When women are empowered, the benefits ripple outwards and bring benefits to many others. I encourage everyone to join us at www.empowerwomen.org and be part of this exciting initiative.
Mentoring Women in Business
Cherie Blair Foundation matches women in business in developing and emerging countries with mentors around the world. Successful candidates spend 12 months working one-on-one to achieve key business goals. They build their business skills and digital literacy through trainings, and become part of a global community of committed, ambitious entrepreneurs who are invested in each other’s success. Applications are open until 23 March 2014. Learn more.
Call for Applications: 2014 SEED Gender Equality Awards
The 2014 SEED Gender Equality Awards, sponsored by UN Women, UNIDO and supported by Hogan Lovells, are available to enterprises that are run or owned by a woman or group of women and prioritise gender equality and/or women’s empowerment as a core objective. Applications are open until 08 April 2014 - 23:59 CET. Learn more.
Open Education Challenge
The Open Education Challenge will select the 10 most promising start-ups to join the European Incubator for Innovation in Education. Selected participants will be offered up to €20,000 of initial seed funding, 12 weeks of mentoring and coaching in European innovation hubs, and support from top experts in education, technology and entrepreneurship.
Applications are open until 17 March 2014. Learn more.
Call for Nominations: Equator Prize 2014
The Equator Initiative is seeking nominations for its 2014 Equator Prize. The prize will recognize 25 local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. All winning initiatives will receive US $5,000. Several initiatives will receive “special recognition” and will be awarded an additional US $15,000 each. Nominations must be submitted by 22 March 2014. Learn more.
Workshop on Collecting and Analyzing Sex Disaggregated Asset Data
Are you involved with: Research on women and land or assets? Designing or analyzing household surveys? An advocacy organization working on women’s property rights? The Gender Asset Gap Project invites you to participate in a workshop on "Collecting and Analyzing Sex Disaggregated Asset Data" at the University of Ghana, Accra, June 26, 2014. Scholarships are available for participants from East Africa. Deadline for submitting registration form is June 10, 2014. Learn more.
Gender At Work A companion to the 2013 World Development Report on jobs,
"Gender At Work" looks closely at existing constraints as well as policies and practices that show promise in closing gender gaps in labour markets.The report advocates for more investments in women's capabilities and eliminating structural barriers such as laws that prevent women from owning property, accessing financing, or working without permission from a male relative. Read more.
Gender Equality in the Workplace: How to make progress with a Certification Programme for Gender Equality Management Systems This manual explains step by step how to design, implement and evaluate a Certification programme for Gender Equality Management Systems for public and private enterprises. It also presents successful experiences and results of the first Latin American and Caribbean certification projects. Read more.
On 4 March, Anna Falth , Manager of the Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment, presented... More
Photo Essay: Faces of Empowered Women – #SheisEmpowered On International Women's Day 2014, we celebrate... More
Forever Forward, Never Backward | 27-Feb-2014
Two regional meetings were held from 10 to 14 February 2014 in Bangkok to prepare Governments and women's civil... More
I recall the day I was in a village in Orchha in Bundelkhand region, one of the most drought prone areas of the... More
The UNDP Gender Equality Seal is a corporate certification process that recognizes good performance of UNDP... More
On 31 January 2014, UN Women hosted a meeting with 10 women leaders in government, science, education and business... More