UN Women WEPs Activator Malaysia Campaign & 1st Awareness Session

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

What: Companies in Malaysia committed to gender diversity are invited to register for UN Women’s newly launched awareness training programme in support of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

From November 2020 to April 2021, the WEPs Awareness Training sessions will be held to further awareness about the Principles, identify participating companies’ strengths and gaps, and determine opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality through the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool.

The first awareness session will be delivered virtually via Zoom and is offered on a complimentary basis. Following the awareness sessions, companies with active commitment to becoming WEPs signatories will be eligible to proceed to the next phase of signing the WEPs and joining the WEPs Implementation training sessions.

In September, UN Women and LeadWomen jointly announced their collaboration on the economic empowerment of women through the WEPs Activator Malaysia Campaign, which targets 300 leading companies in the country by September 2021. The Campaign consists of 3 phases:

  1. WEPs Awareness Training
  2. Joining the WEPs Community
  3. WEPs Implementation Training

The collaboration is run by UN Women’s WeEmpowerAsia programme, which is financially supported by the European Union. The programme supports companies in implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and a gender-inclusive business culture in seven countries in Asia, including Malaysia. For more details about the collaboration, read here.

When: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Where: Online (Zoom)

Who’s eligible to apply:

  • Companies listed in Bursa Malaysia, stock exchanges in the European Union, EU supply chains or companies with a minimum of 50 employees


For further enquiries, please contact:

  • Liza Liew
    Inclusion & Diversity Assistant Consultant
    Email: info@lead-women.org | Tel.: +603 2035 9710
  • Minji Kwag
    International Communications Consultant, WeEmpowerAsia
    UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
    Email: minji.kwag@unwomen.org

About WeEmpowerAsia
WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Women programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union, seeks to increase the number of women who lead and participate in business in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. A key component of the programme involves mobilizing private sector companies to become gender-responsive by committing to and implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). For more, visit http://weempowerasia.org

About UN Women
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

About the European Union
The European Union is made up of 27 member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development while maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms.

About LeadWomen
Founded in 2011, LeadWomen Sdn Bhd is a driving force for diversity leadership at the Board and C-suite levels in Malaysia. With a mission to increase women representation on the boards of corporate Malaysia, LeadWomen delivers through advocacy, training and development, sourcing and advisory of board-ready women. These efforts are reflected in the increased rate of women on the Board of Directors on the Top 100 Public Listed Companies from 8 per cent in 2010, to more than 28 per cent at the end of 2019. As such, these results and objectives championed by LeadWomen align well with the WEPs Malaysian Activator Campaign values and ensures this momentum continues. For more, visit https://lead-women.com.