After receiving more than 700 applications from 20 Asia-Pacific countries and holding National WEPs Awards Ceremonies in seven countries, the 2021 WEPs Awards Regional Ceremony took place on November 18th as the final culminating event. Twenty-two companies and individuals in the Asia-Pacific region were recognized this year in a virtual ceremony streamed out of Bangkok for outstanding efforts to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in their business operations, proving that inclusivity is not only possible, but supports more resilient and competitive businesses.

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The WEPs Awards offer entrants, finalists and winners recognition that extend far beyond that incredible winning moment. Benefit from exclusive access to UN Women's highly-regarded Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) community and gain the credibility to unlock new opportunities, just like our past award winners.
Celebrating business champions for gender equality
Congratulations to all the 2020 Awards winners who have been honoured as the highest achieving businesses in their respective categories. We've decided to catch up with our regional winners to find out more about what inspires them and what makes them tick — watch below to find out more. 
The Women's Empowerment Principles: A decade-defining movement

The year 2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the WEPs or Women's Empowerment Principles, which are emblematic of a global corporate network of nearly 5,000 signatories with a common mission to achieve gender equality in business. Developed by UN Women and UN Global Compact in 2010, the WEPs are seven guiding principles providing a roadmap for a more equal, inclusive and sustainable future.


Following the success of its first edition last year, the UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards in 2021 will once again recognize the achievements of businesses actively working to empower women. Because while the pandemic has put Asia-Pacific economies to the test, it also opens up the possibility of many more remarkable stories of business resilience, innovation and commitment to improve a range of gender issues.


The WEPs Awards is hosted by UN Women's WeEmpowerAsia programme with the European Union as donor and partner. To learn more about WeEmpowerAsia, visit http://weempowerasia.org.

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