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Deepening Business' Engagement on Women's Empowerment

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While we have made incredible strides on advancing women globally, much work remains to ensure that women have equal pay and representation, equal protection under the law, and equal treatment within their families and communities.

To mark International Women's Day, BSR is featuring a series of articles on how business can go further to advance women by:

Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

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NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.  

General Mills Reaffirms Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Women’s Empowerment

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Yesterday, hundreds of thousands across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day. This important holiday has been observed since the early 1900’s and still today it continues to serve as a day to remember gender equality and women’s empowerment in our society and around the world.

The Replenish Africa Initiative Empowers Women

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Women are a driving force in our world - yet in Africa and the developing world, women spend nearly 40 billion hours collecting water and caring for those with water-related illnesses. At school, many girls face a lack of privacy, safety and sanitation causing many to drop out. 

RAIN is tackling these challenges. The Replenish Africa Initiative empowers women by providing clean water access, sanitation and hygiene education. It all starts with water.

BSR Report 2013-2014 Case Study | ANN INC.: Improving the Lives of 100,000 Women Workers in the Supply Chain

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As outlined in a case study from the BSR Report 2013-14, BSR helped ANN INC. develop a multiyear commitment to provide 100,000 women in its global supply chain with health and financial literacy training.

Read more about the case study on the BSR Report website: http://report.bsr.org/en/our-work/ann-inc.

 

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Call for Nominations for 2015 Women's Empowerment Principles CEO Leadership Awards

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Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2015 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards, which recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the Women's Empowerment Principles. 

Indian Immersion: Trip Gives Bloggers Up-Close Look at Coke’s Women’s Empowerment Programs.

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This week, Hindustan Coca-Cola Bottlers Beverages, Ltd. (HCCB) welcomes eight mom bloggers to India for a first-hand look at Coke’s innovative efforts to empower women throughout its value chain. Over the next several days, the bloggers will visit five cities to observe how an estimated 131,000 women in local communities are benefitting from Coca-Cola programs.

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
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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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  • 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 >>

Empowering Women to Take Charge of Their Own Health

by Marcy E. Kurtz
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As a breast cancer survivor and two-time uterine cancer survivor, I am a passionate advocate of empowering women to take charge of their own health. I founded Peach Outreach® as the vehicle for that passion.

Peach Outreach® is a non-profit organization with two missions:

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