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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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  • 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
Blog

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:

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.

BSR, Walmart Launch Women's Empowerment Program to Train More than 26,000 Supply Chain Workers in China

Press Release

San Francisco, March 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - On the eve of International Women’s Day, BSR and the Walmart Foundation are launching Women in Factories China, a three-year initiative that will train more than 26,000 women factory workers in job readiness, life, and leadership skills—in an effort to build a strong pipeline of female leaders in China.

BSR Launches Online Platform to Create Training Materials on Women’s Health in Developing Countries

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San Francisco, May 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ — BSR’s new online tool will help educators in developing countries create culturally accurate training materials on a variety of health topics for women working in factories and farms.

Mondelez International's Cocoa Life Extends its Leadership Advancing Women's Rights in Cocoa Farming

Summary: 

- Commits to Report on Gender Rights, Extend Programs and Advocate for Industrywide Action

- Signs United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles

- Supports Key Pillar of Company's $400 Million Cocoa Life Sustainability Initiative

Press Release

- Commits to Report on Gender Rights, Extend Programs and Advocate for Industrywide Action

- Signs United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles

- Supports Key Pillar of Company's $400 Million Cocoa Life Sustainability Initiative

BSR Wins US$1.77 Million Grant from Dutch Government to Invest in Women’s Health

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands has awarded a US$1.77 million grant to BSR’s HERproject, a peer-to-peer education program on women’s sexual and reproductive health that has reached more than 200,000 female workers in more than 150 factories and farms in eight countries: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Vietnam. BSR will use the grant to expand HERproject, particularly within Asia and Africa. 

Press Release

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands has awarded a US$1.77 million grant to BSR’s HERproject, a peer-to-peer education program on women’s sexual and reproductive health that has reached more than 200,000 female workers in more than 150 factories and farms in eight countries: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Vietnam. BSR will use the grant to expand HERproject, particularly within Asia and Africa. 

HERfinance: Empowering Workers in the Supply Chain Through Financial Inclusion

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More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce. 

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More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce. 

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