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Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge

6th Annual Women Empowerment Principles (#WEPs) event hosted by the UN Global Compact and UN Women on 5-6 March 2014, New York

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  1. Held over two days, the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles (#WEPs) event, Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge (#EqualityMeansJobs), will spotlight business strategies, experience and challenges on increasing and enhancing job opportunities for women and expanding access to decent jobs. With more than 670 CEO signatories worldwide, the WEPs - a partnership initiative of UN Women (@un_women) and the UN Global Compact (@globalcompact)- provide a roadmap for companies to advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The event brings together the experience of leading stakeholders from business, Government and civil society to strengthen local and global solutions. The main programme on 6 March, will include the announcement of the 2014 WEPs Leadership Awards.
  2. A Brief Introduction to the Women's Empowerment Principles
  3. Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (Short Version)
  4. Equality Means Business
    In an article for LinkedIn, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on CEOs to sign onto the Women’s Empowerment Principles (#WEPs) and to meet the global jobs challenge by empowering and promoting opportunities for women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
  5. Guardian Sustainable Business
    Jo Confino (@joconfino), Executive Editor, Guardian; Chairman and Editorial Director, Guardian Sustainable Business (@GuardianSustBiz) moderated and acted as MOC for the event. Read his final thoughts on the themes and topics presented over the two-day event.
  6. The Guardian's Women in Leadership
    Harriet Minter (@HarrietMinter), Editor of the The Guardian's Women in Leadership (@GdnWomenLeaders), covered the two-day event live from NYC.
  7. Harriet Minter of The Guardian's Women in Leadership (@GdnWomenLeaders): Live-Tweeting on 6 March
  8. Harriet Minter of The Guardian's Women in Leadership: Live-Tweeting on 5 March
  9. Women's Empowerment Principles (@Weprinciples) Live-Tweeting: 6 March
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