Target Gender Equality

Setting and reaching ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership across business at all levels

Programme Overview


Target Gender Equality is a gender equality accelerator programme for participating companies of the UN Global Compact. Through facilitated performance analysis, capacity building workshops, peer-to-peer learning and multi-stakeholder dialogue at the country-level, Target Gender Equality will support companies engaged with the UN Global Compact in setting and reaching ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership, starting with the Board and Executive Management levels.

Companies participating in Target Gender Equality have the opportunity to deepen implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles and strengthen their contribution to SDG 5.5, which calls for equal women representation, participation and leadership in business globally. Companies will be equipped with the latest data and research supporting the business case for gender equality and gain insights from UN partners and experts on how to accelerate progress on gender equality.

  • Confidently set ambitious and realistic corporate targets for gender equality demonstrating commitment and action to your employees, investors and other stakeholders
  • Understand your current gender equality performance through the facilitated use of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool
  • Engage in accelerated learning opportunities specific to your country context
  • Build a network of peers, UN partners and experts to support your gender equality strategy and work collectively to tackle persistent barriers to gender equality.
  • Showcase women in your company who are driving business success, sustainability and contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Interested in Participating?

Target Gender Equality is run in collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks. The following Local Networks have confirmed their participation in 2020:

Australia EcuadorRepublic of KoreaPoland
Bangladesh Indonesia MexicoSpain
ChileJapanNigeriaSri Lanka
Costa RicaJordanParaguayTurkey
CroatiaKenyaPortugalUnited Kingdom

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