Employers and the Second Chance programme

Are you an employer who wants to support gender equality and make your organisation stronger at the same time?

We invite you to tap into the potential of women who have come through the programme. Apprenticeships, internships, sponsorships and employment are all ways in which your organisation can benefit while giving women the chance to show just how much talent and commitment they have to offer.

Your company or organisation can also advance women’s empowerment by signing up to the Women’s Empowerment Principles.


Photo: SisterWorks
Photo: SisterWorks

Women’s Empowerment Principles

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) offer guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Established by UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.


Fulfilling gender equality goals

The WEPs are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

By joining the WEPs community, the CEO signals commitment to this agenda at the highest levels of the company and to work collaboratively in multistakeholder networks to foster business practices that empower women.

These include equal pay for work of equal value, gender-responsive supply chain practices and zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace.

Go to www.weps.org to find out more.

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For Employers
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Gender Gap Analysis Tool

This is a business-driven tool designed to help companies from around the world assess gender equality performance across the workplace, marketplace, and community. It helps to identify further action that needs to be taken.

The evidence is clear: gender equality is critical to business performance and sustainable economic growth globally. Unleashing the full potential of women and girls could add more than $12 trillion dollars to global GDP, drive significant positive impacts on business productivity and the bottom line, and support families and communities around the world.

Go to www.weps-gapanalysis.org to find out more.