BPW Melbourne Projects

The Women's Empowerment Principles - Inspiring Change

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

The principles cover:

  • ·         corporate leadership
  • ·         fair treatment, respect and human rights
  • ·         health, safety and wellbeing
  • ·         education, training and professional development
  • ·         enterprise development and business practice
  • ·         promotion of equality and
  • ·         how to measure progress.

 Female participation rates in the labour force, whilst improving, are still below that of males’ by 12.3 per cent. The Grattan Institute has reported that a 6% rise in female participation would increase the size of the Australian economy by around $25 billion a year.  Our objective at BPW Melbourne is to encourage local businesses to sign up to the global WEPs promoting the advancement of women in public life.

At BPW Melbourne, the Principles guide our advocacy and activities. In 2015, events for members and guests, already planned or under consideration include:

  • ·         Women making dreams happen, 3 March
  • ·         Empowering women in the legal system, 13 June
  • ·         Flexible workplaces, 18 September
  • ·         New approaches to family violence, 25 November

    For more information about the WEPs, visit http://weprinciples.org/



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