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WeEmpowerAsia gives boost to female entrepreneurs in China

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Representatives of 35 leading women-owned startups from various industries gathered in Beijing on 4 December to discuss the challenges of running small- and medium-sized firms as well as ways to collaborate with the programme, WeEmpowerAsia. The programme, which promotes women in private sector businesses around Asia, had launched in China a week earlier. UN women organized the half-day consultation; women-owned companies contributed to the logistics and services.

WeEmpowerAsia ‘Gender Equality Means Good Business’ Forum

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The ‘Gender Equality Means Good Business’ Forum brings together representatives of Viet Nam’s private companies and European businesses based-locally for a signing ceremony of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

WeEmpowerAsia Thailand WEPs Signing Ceremony ‘Principles into Practice’

Friday, September 11, 2020

Up to 100 chief executives are expected to sign the CEO Statement of Support as they commit to the seven WEPs Principles and intensify their efforts to bring more women in at all levels, including giving women senior corporate posts and treating all workers fairly.

WeEmpowerAsia trains Filipino women for AI’s new workforce

Monday, August 10, 2020

Manila, Philippines – With the Philippines already facing the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) accelerated by the ‘new normal’, Filipino women are being trained for the future of work as data labelers, virtual assistants and more, with help from social impact start-up Connected Women and the joint EU-UN Women programme WeEmpowerAsia . Seventy Filipino women were selected in July for the first cohort of the pilot training ‘Elevate AIDA (Artificial Intelligence...

EU-UN Women programme ‘WeEmpowerAsia’ to ‘unleash bigger opportunities’ for China’s women in business

Friday, January 3, 2020

China has strong policy frameworks in place, but there is room to “unleash bigger opportunities” for women in business and society at large, said Katja Freiwald, WeEmpowerAsia Regional Programme Manager. The ‘WeEmpowerAsia’ launch was held as part of the annual International Conference on Gender Equality and Corporate Social Responsibility on 26 November 2019 in Beijing. UN Women China hosted the conference in partnership with the European Union Delegation and the Embassy of Sweden.

EU-funded project WeEmpowerAsia launches UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Timed with the 10th anniversary of the WEPs, the Awards will offer business leaders and companies a unique opportunity to be recognized and make their efforts to advance gender equality visible amongst their customers, employees and partners, as well as inspire others to take action for wider impact.

WeEmpowerAsia launches the UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

UN Women is launching The UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards. This will be the first awards initiative in the region to recognize exemplary business practice for gender equality aligned to UN Women and UN Global Compact’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs): a set of 7 principles guiding businesses to become more gender-responsive across their value chain. 

Business leaders and entrepreneurs: Empowering women boosts businesses

Monday, November 11, 2019

Over 120 people, mostly female business owners and entrepreneurs from South-East Asia, attended the We Empower Asia panel discussion hosted as part of the Oct. 30-31 AWEN’s Women CEOs Summit in Bangkok. AWEN is ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network. Speakers raised awareness about how empowering women in the workplace boosts bottom lines; how the Women’s Empowerment Principles -a set of guidelines on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community- can support that cause; and how companies can increase investments in gender-inclusive environments.

Achieving gender equality key to restoring economic resilience in Asia

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Business leaders and policymakers in Thailand said today that top priority must be given to empowering women in the workplace if Asia and the Pacific is to recover from the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic.

Older Filipino women among the most likely to suffer from COVID-19

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A virtual forum bringing together experts in ageing and disability has cautioned that social distancing during the crisis must not mean leaving older people behind.

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