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The Gender Equality Awards 2017

The search for businesses who are advancing gender equality is on.

The Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) is pleased to announce that The Gender Equality Awards 2017 Ceremony will be held at The Gender Equality Forum 2017 in Toronto, on April 3rd and 4th.

The purpose of the Awards is to recognize and share the efforts of businesses who are aiming to achieve Sustainable Development Goal #5 Gender Equality and helping to advance the 7 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

The Gender Equality Awards 2017 has ended.

Why Participate in The Gender Equality Awards 2017?
HELP FOSTER AND ADVANCE THE 7 WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES
SHOWCASE YOUR COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUALITY
ENHANCE REPUTATION AND BUILD TRUST WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS
GET EXPOSURE TO AND LEARN FROM LEADING CASE STUDIES
BENCHMARK YOUR COMPANY’S EFFORTS AND PROGRAMS TO INDUSTRY PEERS
BECOME A ‘GENDER EQUALITY’ LEADER!

Awarding Process

If you are interested in entering into The Gender Equality Awards 2017, there are 7 categories where your company can compete in. These 7 categories are based on the Women’s Empowerment Principles:

Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality

Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination

Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers

Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development for women

Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women

Principle 6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy

Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

Once you have submitted your entry before February 8, 2017, public voting will start on February 10, 2017. We do accept late entries, however, your company will bear the risk of a shorter voting period. When voting closes on March 3, 2017, the votes will be tallied and the winner for each category will be awarded during The Gender Equality Forum 2017.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2017

Public Voting Opens: February 10, 2017

Public Voting Closes: March 3, 2017

Award Ceremony: April 3, 2017

What is Public Voting?

The winners for The Gender Equality Forum 2017 will be determined through a public voting process. The entry with the most public votes in each category will become the winner for that category (there are 7 categories, hence 7 winners in total). Please ask your employees, customers, suppliers, investors, friends, and families to view the entries submitted to the Awards and vote for the best entries. We want to create awareness and recognize the great initiatives and efforts that businesses are taking to help advance gender equality. Therefore, please help us spread the word and ensure that the best submissions win.

Submission Form
Companies have the choice of competing in 7 different categories based on the 7 Women’s Empowerment Principles. Please use the form below to enter your submission(s). There is no limit on how many categories your company can enter; however, you must complete all questions asked for each category.

The Awards is closed. We are no longer accepting new entries.