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Women’s Empowerment Principles Gain Strength as 800 Companies Commit to Gender Equality at the Highest Level

New Co-Chairs of Leadership Group to Support the WEPs and Help Advance Women in the Private Sector
Press Release

NEW YORK,  September 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  As the business case grows stronger, more than 800 CEOs representing a global group of leading corporations from all sectors and regions have made a public commitment to support the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) – Equality Means Business.

Grupo Financiero Banorte Signed the Women's Empowerment Principles, a UN Women and UN Global Compact's Initiative

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  • We signed the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles with the objective of becoming a leader in gender equality in Mexico's financial sector, mentioned Alejandro Valenzuela, Banorte's CEO.
  • In Banorte we reiterate our commitment to Mexican women, and we invite other companies to join and commit to this initiative, said Mayra Hernández, Banorte's Executive Director of Social Responsibility, at the Annual Summit of the Global Compact in Mexico.

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Press Release
  • We signed the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles with the objective of becoming a leader in gender equality in Mexico's financial sector, mentioned Alejandro Valenzuela, Banorte's CEO.
  • In Banorte we reiterate our commitment to Mexican women, and we invite other companies to join and commit to this initiative, said Mayra Hernández, Banorte's Executive Director of Social Responsibility, at the Annual Summit of the Global Compact in Mexico.

Haga clic aquí para leer esta nota en español >>

Video: Symantec’s VP of Corporate Responsibility Speaks on Gender Diversity at “Honoring Progress” Event

By Lora Phillips, Symantec's Senior Manager, Global Corporate Responsibility
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Last month, Symantec’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Cecily Joseph, spoke at a San Francisco event - "Honoring Progress: The 2013 Gender Equality Practices.” The event, attended by over 100 Bay Area professionals, focused on programs to increase workplace diversity and support the empowerment of women in the corporate world.

Celebrating International Women's Day and Our Efforts to Promote Gender Equality

By Cecily Joseph, Symantec Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
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International Women’s Day, which is observed this Saturday, March 8, has been celebrated in the United States since 1909. Since that time, women have continually broken new ground in the technology fields – from Elsie Eaves becoming the first female member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1927, to Stephanie Kwolek inventing Kevlar® in 1965, to Susan Hockfield becoming the first female president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004.

Targeted Actions Required to Increase and Improve Women’s Work Opportunities

Nearly 700 Companies Champion the Women’s Empowerment Principles, Commit to Advance Gender Equality, Reduce Discrimination and Monitor Progress
Press Release

New York, March 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are essential drivers in expanding economies worldwide. When more women work, economies grow. As the private sector is the engine driving 90 percent of today’s jobs, addressing chronic gender equality must be a top priority for the business community as well as other stakeholders. This was the message delivered today at the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Event, Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge.

Mars Chocolate Releases Gender Assessment Regarding Women Cocoa Farmers in Côte d’Ivoire

Mars Committed to Empowering Women in Cocoa Communities as Part of Sustainable Cocoa Initiative.
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In April, Mars Chocolate signed the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles as a demonstration of their commitment to empowering women in the cocoa sector. As part of its commitment and to promote the principle of "Mutuality," Mars Chocolate is releasing a gender assessment regarding women cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire. The assessment in its entirety is available at www.cocoasustainability.com

Could I? Should I? Overcoming Ambivalence in Career Choices

Scenario workshops help women in science set career goals and confront gender bias
Article

In a recent study, researchers at Yale University demonstrated that both male and female faculty staff valued men more than women. When asked to judge applicants for a job as lab manager, female and male professors rated male applicants more highly than identically qualified females, and offered the men a significantly higher salary plus additional mentoring support.

Girls Today. Leaders Tomorrow.

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Do you know what day it is? Yes, it’s Oct. 11, 2013, but do you know what we are celebrating today? Today is the first International Day of the Girl Child. The United Nations’ Resolution 66/170 declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. It recognizes girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

ESPN Promotes Gender Diversity With WomensJobList.com

Press Release

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 4, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- ESPN demonstrates its commitment to gender diversity with a membership to the diversity job board WomensJobList.com and the purchase of a Bronze job posting package. ESPN is the first major sports media company to engage WomensJobList.com, as Meghan Kirk elaborates below.

"It's great to have ESPN on board and leading the way. We are looking forward to having ESPN's jobs listed and available to our pool of talented candidates."

Weaving Gender Equality Into the Garment Sector in India

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A project led by Social Accountability International has ​ been working, over the last three years, to tip the balance in favor of women who work in the ready-made garment sector in India. The focus of the project has been on three main manufacturing cities: Bangalore, New Delhi and Tirupur.

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