Within the framework of the program “Win-Win: Gender Equality is Good Business” implemented by UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Union, the evaluation stage of the finalist companies of the second edition of the WEP Award Argentina “Companies by Women” was completed, and Win & Winnow is on the list for the second consecutive year!
In April, 29 small, medium and large companies in Argentina, including Win & Winnow, were chosen from the 60 applicants. A high-level jury is responsible for selecting the awarded companies in each category (large, medium and small business). It is composed of Cecilia Alemany, Deputy Regional Director and Representative of UN Women Argentina; Monique Altschul, President of Women in Equality; Yukiko Arai, ILO Director in Argentina; Ana Franchi, President of CONICET; Viktoria Lövenberg, Head of the Economic and Trade Section of the Delegation of the European Union in Argentina; Flavio Fuertes, Coordinator of the United Nations Global Compact in Argentina; and Ricardo Pahlen Acuña, Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Buenos Aires.
The 29 finalist companies are: Accenture, American Express, Banco Galicia, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes, Citi, C&F, Distribuidora Frappampino SRL, Enel Argentina, EY, Ford Argentina, Globant, Grupo Mitre, HR Strategy, JP Morgan, L’Oréal Argentina, Manpowergroup, Mercury Global Logistics, McCann Buenos Aires, Medtronic Latin America, Newsan, Prudential, PWC, Renault, Tabes S.A, Tecpetrol, Travel Pharma, Universidad de Flores, Win & Winnow Language Services.
Why Win & Winnow participates in the WEPs Award
The WEPs Argentina “Companies for Them” Award, which is held in other countries of the region such as Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Ecuador, is an initiative that aims to encourage gender equality and the empowerment of women in Argentina and recognizes the efforts of companies that have successful practices, programs and actions aligned with the 7 WEP Principles. One of the novelties of this edition is the incorporation of the COVID-19 category, which rewards those companies that, during the context of the pandemic, implemented good practices for gender equality in the market and in the community.
Win & Winnow participated in the first edition of the WEP Argentina Award and obtained the recognition of the Gold Award in the Small Business category. In the words of Cecilia Calónico, General Manager, “WEP are a great point of reference to frame the actions that all companies should pursue”. The award not only recognizes the efforts made before reaching that stage but also marks a path of improvement towards a more inclusive world.
The award ceremony of the 2nd edition of the WEP Argentina Award will be held on June 23 at 5 p.m. To participate, you can register in the following link:
What is the Win-Win program: Gender equality is good business
Created in partnership between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and funded by the European Union (EU) through its Partnership Instrument, the program “Win-Win: Gender Equality is Good Business” promotes gender equality through the private sector in order to increase women’s economic empowerment and leadership for sustainable, inclusive and equitable growth.
Along with Argentina, Win-Win is implemented in five other Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries – Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Uruguay – in collaboration with EU countries. Win-Win focuses on strengthening the capacities of public and private sector actors to give visibility to the business benefits generated by gender equality, strengthening women’s leadership in business, promoting their participation in the workforce, their access to decent work and the security of their income, entrepreneurship, autonomy and economic empowerment.
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP) are an initiative launched by UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact in 2010 with the aim of promoting gender equality in companies, in the work environment and in the communities where they operate. There are seven principles for:
- Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.
- Treat all men and women fairly at work – respect and support human rights and non-discrimination.
- Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all workers.
- Promote the education, training and professional development of women.
- Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
- Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
- Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.