Originally published by WEPs.

Companies and organizations achieve success in the global economy when they take action to eliminating gender stereotypes in the workplace and ensuring that the talents, skills and perspectives of women are welcomed and valued in the boardroom. However, women cannot be considered a homogeneous group and when tackling barriers to their participation, an intersectional lens can be used to target women of diverse backgrounds with differing identities and abilities.

This guidance note forms part of a toolkit to help companies implement the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). It illustrates the barriers that women face in accessing leadership roles and board seats, the benefits of board diversity and the many strategies that companies have taken to secure parity on boards and ensure that women’s perspectives and talents are equally valued in decision-making.

Bibliographic information

Publisher: WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme 

Year published: 2020 

Region: Global