Women's Empowerment

New BSR, Women Deliver, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Report: How Business Can Advance Women’s Health, Rights, and Wellbeing in Global Value Chains

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San Francisco, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ — In the past several years, there has been a growing business movement to empower women, with individual companies setting internal targets and with commitments enshrined at the global level in the Sustainable Development Goals, the Women’s Empowerment Principles, and the UN HeForShe campaign.

Mars' Principles in Action Report Shares Health and Sustainability Commitments

Report tracks the company's progress and achievements relating to its commitments.

Mars has caught the industry's attention more than once in recent memory with its commitments to issues ranging from environmental sustainability to women's empowerment and conscientious marketing

Annual Ideagen UN Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Global Summit

Annual Ideagen UN Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Global Summit
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August 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen Convenes Luminaries from the world’s leading companies, NGO’s and public sectors in New York at the Delegation of the European Union to the UN Headquarters and United Nations for the Annual UN Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Global Summit

Ideagen – Where the world's leading companies, NGO's and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate to address the world's most vexing issues.

Fox Studios Hosts Female Students from Pakistan as Part of State Department Women's Empowerment Exchange


Dr. Munazza Yaqoob and her students at the International Islamic University, Islamabad's Critical Thinking Forum spend most of the year researching the role of women in Pakistani society and in cultures around the world. Thanks to the efforts of Fox Studios and filmmaker Jennifer Lee, Dr. Yaqoob and the students got to expand their studies and their perspectives this summer through a special field trip to the Fox lot in Los Angeles.

Meet a Supplier: Dr. Puri and the Society for Child Development

Walmart helps suppliers see the possibilities for new business opportunities

One of our suppliers in India, a nonprofit called Society for Child Development (SCD), founded by Dr. Madhumita Puri, had been working on recycling waste through a “Trash to Cash” program. SCD’s approach helps differently abled women and men earn a dignified livelihood through converting waste into products. In India, one notable source of waste comes from the flowers used at temples, which are then discarded. SCD helps collect these flowers every morning, after which they are sorted, cleaned, dried, powdered and turned into a product for the Indian festival of colors called Holi. Dr.

Announcing #FairHer!

We Celebrate You, and All Women of Fair Trade

Are you a woman who purchases Fair Trade?  Then you are a FairHer woman.  And we want to celebrate you, starting today!

At Fair Trade, we recognize the importance of empowering women. From fairer wages, to educational opportunities to funding for health services, Fair Trade supports and enables women farmers and workers to lift themselves out of poverty, provide for their families, gain leadership opportunities, and so much more.  

Diageo Announces Finalists for The Women’s Empowerment Journalism Awards 2015

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February 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company, today announced the 19 finalists shortlisted for its Women’s Empowerment (WE) Journalism Awards 2015.

Diageo Announces Winners of The Women’s Empowerment Journalism Awards 2015

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HONG KONG, March 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company, has announced the winners of the Women’s Empowerment (WE) Journalism Awards 2015, recognising exemplary work in women’s empowerment reporting at an Awards Gala Dinner held in Hong Kong.

The award recipients of the WE Journalism Awards 2015 are:

  • Print Story of the Year: Ruhi Kandhari, Tehelka (India)

      Entry: How Women Pay The Price For Population Control

Empowering Women is Key to Business Success

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Each year on March 8, companies, governments, institutions, and civil society come together to celebrate International Women’s Day and reaffirm commitments to advancing women’s empowerment. And while we’ve made significant progress in women’s economic empowerment, gaps still remain—for example, the CEOs of 21 of the largest global companies are women, but women still represent less than 5 percent of CEOs at S&P 500 companies.

How BSR Is Advancing Women's Empowerment


Women make up more than 40 percent of the global workforce, the CEOs of 21 of the largest global companies are women, and more young adult women than men have college degrees. But still, globally, women earn 77 percent of what men do, represent less than 5 percent of CEOs at S&P 500 companies, and face job restrictions in 100 economies. This doesn’t add up.


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