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Watch the 2016 WEPs Annual Event Live!

Held in observance of International Women's Day, the 2016 WEPs Annual Event, Business Partners for Gender Equality: Multipliers for Development, took place on 15-16 March, and brought together inspirational business leaders, including innovative female entrepreneurs, with civil society, the UN and Government, to scale-up business action and unleash the full potential of women and girls. Through high-level panels and interactive sessions, participants delved into how diverse companies around the world are implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and helping to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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15 March Programme 
16 March Programme 

2016 WEPs Annual Event Sponsors and Supporters

We wish to thank and acknowledge the following 2016 WEPs Annual Event sponsors for their valuable support:


















Sponsorship Opportunities

A variety of Sponsorship Opportunities bring recognition throughout the two-day event, on electronic and on-site meeting materials and on the WEPs widely viewed website. The WEPs initiative expresses its deep appreciation to all sponsors and contributors and encourages WEPs companies to engage.  See 2015 WEPs Annual Event sponsors.

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