2016 Women's Empowerment Principles Annual Event


Watch the Women's Empowerment Principles event live



  • UN Global Compact Executive Director Lise Kingo pledges to help put an end to all-male panels. Read More.
  • Business Leaders, UN Member States and Civil Society Agree: Gender Equality Critical to Economic Development. Read more

Held in observance of International Women's Day, the 2016 WEPs Annual Event, Business Partners for Gender Equality: Multipliers for Development, brings together inspirational business leaders, including innovative female entrepreneurs, with civil society, the UN and Government, to scale-up business action and unleash the full potential of women and girls. Through high-level panels and interactive sessions, participants will delve into how diverse companies around the world are implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and helping to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.