Consultation on Women’s Empowerment Principles: Business Promotes Gender Equality on 8 March

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CARE India, UN Women and Global Compact Network
Cordially invite corporate participants,
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8th 2013,
To a consultation on:

 “Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs): Business Promotes Gender Equality”
Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Date: March 8, 2013
Timing : 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

care india logoUN Women, in collaboration with Global Compact Network, developed the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in 2010. These principles provide guidance for businesses on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.  The objective of the consultation is to deliberate on these principles and how the corporate sector can build a greater commitment to women’s empowerment and will also share “best practices” and salute business leaders on their corporate leadership in promoting gender equality.

Consultation Highlights:

  1. Special Address by Ms. Sangita Jindal, Chair, WEPs Initiative in India and Chairperson, JSW Foundation
  2. Key Note Address by Mr. Sachin Pilot (tbc), Union Minister, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India
  3. Presentation on Status of Women in Corporate India and WEPs
  4. Presentations by existing WEPs signatories – Coca-Cola, HCL, Infosys, JSL, Paharpur Business Centre, Wipro
  5. Roundtable Discussion on WEPs: Best Practices, Challenges and Way Forward

Free registration for this event is open for corporate participants. Last date of registration is March 4, 2013. To register yourself please write to NamitAgarwal at nagarwal@careindia.org

(www.indiacsr.in)

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