Women in Business

Zonta is dedicated to achieving gender equality in Business

WEP = EQUALITY MEANS BUSINESS

The Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business is a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact that encourages engagement with business, civil society, the United Nations and Governments to advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Principles, which were informed by real-life business practices, emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and seek to elaborate the gender dimension of corporate responsibility, the UN Global Compact, and business’ role in sustainable development. While designed as a tool for business to strengthen and create company policies and programs to achieve gender equality, these seven Principles also provide a platform for a multi-stakeholder approach to advancing gender equality.

The 7 Principles are:

  • Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
  • Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
  • Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
  • Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development of women
  • Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
  • Principle 6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
  • Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

More on the WEP Women’s Equality Principles at Zonta.org

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