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All businesses stand to benefit from gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) platform offers the private sector a global network of like-minded companies and guidance on advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. 

Support for the seven Principles has gathered global momentum – thousands of companies worldwide are now WEPs champions – and therewith also contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Joining the WEPs network is straightforward: Download the CEO Statement of Support, have it signed by your company’s CEO, and submit it with your application below.

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CEO Signature

Download the CEO Statement of Support for your CEO to sign here. Please upload a PDF of the signed CEO Statement.

CEO Quote

Please provide at least one quote from your CEO highlighting the reasons s/he is committing to implement the WEPs and joining the global community of companies taking action to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. The quotes may be included in WEPs materials.

Innovative Policies, Practices and Initiatives

Do you have innovative policies, practices and initiatives that you would like to share with the WEPs Secretariat? Please provide your examples below. If you would like to have this published on our website, please submit it here. Check out other organizations’ innovative policies, practices and initiatives here.

Areas of Interest

We welcome you to tell us more about your company’s particular areas of interest regarding gender equality and women’s empowerment:

Make Voluntary Donation

Your financial contribution will support the following WEPs activities:

  • Design and roll-out WEPs implementation tools and resources
  • Increase knowledge exchange, learning and networking events for the WEPs global community, including the annual WEPs Forum in March at UN Headquarters
  • Create campaigns to expand the WEPs network
  • Develop case studies of gender-responsive businesses and companies
  • Fund women entrepreneurs to participate in business networking events