What leaders are saying in support of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

Think about the power of your signature. Now think about the power of your words! Give us your best quote and share with the world. Download and personalize the social media card template and share on all your platforms. Be sure to tag @unwomenasia @eu_commission and @weprinicples and use the hashtag #WeEmpowerAsia in your message.


 Women who constitute half of any society, must thus be empowered, for the other half to be happy."

— Anil Kariwala, CEO, Kariwala Industries Ltd. (Twitter)

 Becoming more inclusive isn't just the right thing to do, it makes excellent business sense."

— Nisaba Godrej, Chairperson & Managing Director, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. (Twitter)



 By having more women fill leadership roles, we will be investing in a more inclusive successful future"

— Global Managing Partner (Twitter | Facebook)

 Companies around the world are empowering women!"

— Capgemini India, CEO, Ashwin Yardi (Twitter | Facebook)



 Taking this step of signing the UN Women's Empowerment Principles will only enable us to create real impact on gender equality through commitment and action."

NP Singh, CEO & MD, Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.  (Twitter | Facebook)

  We take immense pride in our rich diversity and believe it to be our unique strength. Signing the WEPs is the next step towards taking this solemn commitment ahead."

Rahul Kanodia, CEO, Datamatics (Twitter Facebook)



Women are the true leaders in all walks of life, be it professional or personal. Women lead by examples of humility, empathy, results and all ingredients of leadership."

Nikhil Taneja, Co-founder & Director, UrbanHR (Twitter | Facebook)

   I reiterate my commitment to create an enabling environment for equal opportunities in my organisation and I will actively mentor emerging talent in a gender neutral way." 

Arpita Pal Agrawal, CEO, M-CRIL (Twitter Facebook)



UN Women and UN Global Compact have taken an outstanding initiative to promote workplace diversity, which is actually the need of the hour in India. This would promote exchange of ideas and best practices globally.”

Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL (Twitter | Facebook | Live Chat)

   Needless to say, we have a long way to go before we can achieve gender parity, and for that, the onus of change has to begin with each of us. I am joining forces with the UN because I see merit in their Women’s Empowerment Principles.”

Apurva Purohit, President, Jagran Prakashan (Twitter | Facebook)



It is now time for a paradigm shift in which women lead businesses to its utmost potential by bringing their own experiences and thought processes to the table. This will be a step towards an equitable economy.”

Parul Soni, Founder & Global Managing Partner, Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC) India (Twitter | Facebook)

   We recognize that we have an important role in leading the way in shaping attitudes, challenging discrimination and developing a workplace where everyone is valued – regardless of their sexual orientation, race, gender identity and expression, religion, or disability.”

Ashwin Yardi, CEO, Capgemini India (Twitter Facebook | Live chat)



  An inclusive ecosystem, one that offers an equal opportunity, is essential for business and society to be progressive, and we can achieve this through gender equality.”

Parag Satpute, Managing Director, Bridgestone India  (Twitter | Facebook)

   We aim for gender balance at all levels and prioritize equal opportunities among our employees which not only makes business sense but is crucial for the society, as well. Endorsing the WEPs depicts our commitment to continue solving for a better future.” 

Sanjay Jalona, CEO & MD, Larsen & Toubro Infotech (Twitter Facebook)


Viet Nam

  • Watch this short documentary on VTC10 and listen to what experts and CEOs say about WEPs here
  • CEOs in Viet Nam highlight their commitment to the WEPs in this VTV3 report. Watch more!


 Trademark is not defined by your gender."

— Anh Nguy, Co-founder & MD of DAFI GROUP (Twitter | Facebook)

 I am honored to have signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles because at KPMG, we have made inclusion and diversity a strategic business imperative."

— Warrick Cleine, Chairman & CEO, KPMG Viet Nam (Twitter | Facebook)


 For the future encourage more women to actively ‘sit at the table’ as committed members of the management of our business community and a diverse board."

Erik Petermoeller, Chairman, German Business Association Viet Nam (Twitter | Facebook)

 No matter you are man or woman, the values we can all have are confidence, sincerity, compassion, appreciation, passion, perseverance, positiveness and bright smile."

Ngan Nguy, Co-founder, NIM Consulting Group (Twitter | Facebook)


 We need to play our part in the transformation of our business by empowering our female talents more."

Bastiaan van Dijk, Managing Director, Royal HaskoningDHV Viet Nam (Twitter | Facebook)

 We embrace diversity as a richness and source of positive growth for business aiming day after day to move from diversity to inclusion till belonging."

Courcoux Gael, General Manager, Bel Viet Nam (Twitter | Facebook)


 Where there is equality and happiness, there is success."

Thanh Vien HDQT, Deputy General Director, Dien Quang Lamp Join Stock (Twitter | Facebook)


WEPs signatories in WeEmpowerAsia countries.