Win & Winnow Language Services was granted the Gold WEPs Award in the Small Business category in its first Argentina edition by UN Women.
In the midst of a year that has been challenging in every possible way, we are proud to share the news that we were granted a recognition by UN Women. We won the Gold WEPs Award in the Small Business category in its first Argentina edition.
This recognition marks a milestone in a journey that we formally began in 2019 when we signed the commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), an initiative of the UN Global Compact and UN Women.
“As a businesswoman, I know how challenging the path to professional development can be for us and that is why we have always considered gender equality and inclusion central to our work. I consider the WEPs to be a great framework for the actions that all companies should pursue,” said Cecilia Calonico, General Manager of Win & Winnow, in her speech.
From commitment to action towards gender equality
In February, 31 small, medium and large companies in Argentina were selected as finalists for the WEPs Argentina Award 2019 “Companies by Women” — Win & Winnow Language Services was among them.
We took part in the program “Win-Win: Gender equality means good business”, implemented by UN Women, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the European Union. This allowed us to assess, train and detect points of improvement in an Action Plan towards Gender Equality that we concluded in October.
In December 2020, we received the highest recognition granted by UN Women to the small business category: Gold WEPs Award in the Small Business category. “We won!” We celebrated with the team. What does that triumph mean? When we set out to measure success on our own terms, we took action towards generating a positive economic, social and environmental impact.
“The Gold WEPs Award in the Small Business category not only recognizes a lot of effort made, it also draws a path for us and commits us to continue improving, not only in gender equality and women empowerment, but in all other areas that help us to become an ever-better company for the world, ” in the words of Cecilia Calonico.
About the WEPs Awards
The WEPs Argentina Award 2019 “Companies by women” aims to encourage, value and recognize the efforts of companies that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Argentina. It follows the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), launched worldwide in 2010 by UN women and UN Global Compact. The WEPs is a holistic set of 7 principles that support business to advance gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.
About “Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business”
In January 2018 UN Women started implementing a Programme, in partnership with the European Union (EU) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), called “Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business” to increase companies’ engagement and practices aimed to advance gender equality and women owned business.