WE EMPOWER G7 - a program of UN Women, the EU and ILO On 1 January 2018, the European Union (EU), UN Women and International Labour Organisation (ILO) kicked off the three-year programme called, “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work through Responsible Business Conduct in G7 Countries” (WE EMPOWER—G7) to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. The programme focuses broadly on the future of work and centers around policy dialogues, knowledge exchange and learning opportunities for a wide range of stakeholders in G7 countries, particularly the private sector to support their implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).
In the USA, WE EMPOWER G7 focuses on women’s entrepreneurship, gender-lens investing and inclusive innovation and skills for the future and includes a commitment to networking women of color. Through multistakeholder dialogues, WE EMPOWER G7 aims to foster greater networks, and exchange of ideas, knowledge and good practices for promoting gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. For more information, visit empowerwomen.org.
Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh created the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement to prioritize advocating for equal opportunity for women and girls in the City of Boston. The Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement is a policy-focused office that creates specific programming and opportunities that support three priority areas: economic equity, safety, and representation. Some of the office’s most recent work includes: a pilot program to support childcare entrepreneurs; a multi-pronged approach to closing the gender pay gaps; reducing the demand for commercial sexual exploitation; and specific programming for women entrepreneurs. Learn more at boston.gov/women.
GEENIE amplifies and distributes products by Black women who have an outsized share of the entrepreneurial space and labor market but minimal share of the shelf space. We see intersectionality and inclusivity as an opportunity to connect consumers, business and non-profit communities to increase the economic power of women. Visit geeniebox.com.
Fidelity Investments Fidelity’s mission is to inspire better futures and deliver better outcomes for the customers and businesses we serve. With assets under administration of $8.0 trillion, including discretionary assets of $3.0 trillion as of October 31, 2019, Fidelity focus on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of customers: helping more than 30 million people invest their own life savings, 22,000 businesses manage employee benefit programs, as well as providing more than 13,500 financial advisory firms with investment and technology solutions to invest their own clients’ money. Privately held for more than 70 years, Fidelity employs more than 40,000 associates who are focused on the long-term success of our customers. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit fidelity.com/about.