What are the WEPs?

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. Gender equality is more than just a moral responsibility. It is also great for business. 

Jointly promulgated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, there are now over 3,400 CEO-level signatories from across the globe.  


The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery 

on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable 

Development Goals. WEPs signatories therefore stand in solidarity with the United Nations to 

end gender inequality in the workplace, marketplace and community. 

Click here to find more resources about how the WEPs helps companies and leaders strengthen their business. 

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