UN Women 2021 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

Applications for The UN Women 2021 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards are now open until 31 July 2021!

The WEPs Awards honours Asia-Pacific private businesses that champion gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community in alignment with the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

The Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards is organized by UN Women’s WeEmpowerAsia, programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union, which seeks to enhance gender-inclusive business cultures and promote women’s economic empowerment in Asia-Pacific and Europe. This year’s awards are also supported by Investing in Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government supporting gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Southeast Asia.

LeadWomen will also be hosting the Malaysian National WEPs Awards Ceremony on 29 October 2021 where national winners will also have the opportunity to be selected as Asia-Pacific regional winners, and all nominees will be eligible to be awarded at the 2021 Regional WEPS Awards Ceremony which will take place on November 18th, 2021.

This year, there will be 5 main categories and 1 highlighted category:

  1. Leadership Commitment
  2. Gender-inclusive Workplace
  3. Gender Responsive Marketplace
  4. Community Engagement and Partnerships
  5. Transparency and Reporting
  6. Highlighted category: Youth Leadership for Generation Equality

In addition to a Winner, 1st and 2nd Runner Up for each category, there will also be three SME Champion awards given to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Visit the website to learn more and encourage others to apply now!

Join us for our info session on 15 July (11.30 am to 12.30 pm) to learn more about the Awards and the application process. Register here: https://bit.ly/WEPsMYINFO2

We look forward to your active participation and engagement!