Many companies are making an effort to combat gender bias in the workplace, with more than 75% of CEOs including gender equality in their top ten priorities. However figures from 2016 are still suggesting that women aren’t represented well - especially in higher levels of management.
Why is it important to have an equal balance?
WEP’s (Women’s Empowerment Principles)
The Women’s Empowerment Principles were developed collaboratively by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). They build on previous work from UN Women around the Calvert Principles, with the aim to come together to empower women and reach the goal of having a bigger impact on wider society.
They have created a set of 7 principles which provide guidance to companies on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and the community.
The WEP have recently released a GAP Analysis Tool which will allow companies to assess their performance and identify where they many need to improve to remove gender bias.