Representatives from 10 organizations including the UN, companies, non-profits and activists came together to validate the design and methodology of the WEPs Accelerator, which aims to encourage public reporting on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The Accelerator is envisioned as a gamified reporting platform that “nudges” companies to advance gender equality through rewarding “badges” as they level up. The group activities sparked fantastic conversations that gave us incredible insight into how to further develop the WEPs Accelerator.
Consensus emerged around the importance of allowing the participation of a broad spectrum of companies that not only meet the Accelerator’s standards, but go beyond minimum efforts, make progress and show results of the implementation of their policies for gender equality and women’s empowerment. UN Women will follow up with a report.