2016 Women’s Empowerment Principles WEPs CEO Leadership Award

Application Deadline: 30th October 2015.
The WEPs CEO Leadership Award of the Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business (WEPs), a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, recognizes business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles.

The Awards salute concrete and innovative actions taken to advance the 7 Principles and particularly Principle 1: Leadership Promotes Gender Equality.

Awards will be presented in March 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, where award recipients will have the opportunity to speak directly about their commitment to gender equality and the WEPs.

Eligibility Requirements

Nominations are open to companies who meet the following criteria:
1. CEOs (present or past) who have signed or intend to sign the WEPs CEO Statement of Support by
30 October 2015 ; and
2. Companies that are participants of the United Nations Global Compact or intend to become participants within the next six months.

Award Categories

  • Benchmark for Change
  • Buisness Case for Action
  • Community Engagement
  • Cultural Change for Empowerment
  • taking coordinated action and implementing
  • policies to deliver powerful results aligned with the 7 Principles listed below.

Award Principles

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

  • Award recipients will have the opportunity to speak directly about their commitment at a ceremony held at the United Nations during the Women’s Empowerment Principles Annual Event, March 2016.


  • The awardees will be notified by mid- December 2015

How to Apply:

Download the Application Form

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Women’s Empowerment Principles WEPs CEO Leadership Award 


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