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Deadline for entries - 19 June 2017

Women Empowerment in the Workplace Award

Empowerment of women in the workforce means allowing women to have more control over their lives. It means giving them the freedom to make their own schedules, learn new skills and gain self-reliance.  This does not have to relate to your own company, but can be empowering women generally in the workplace.

Empowerment is created when the strengths that women already bring to the company are recognised and utilised. Research provided by the United Nations has shown that businesses that promote women empowerment and gender equality are more profitable. As more businesses take part in gender equality measures and see their revenue increase as a result, the case for empowering women in the workplace is likely to become a more recognized goal.

This award recognises and acknowledges organizations that have not only advanced women in their workplaces through training and capacity building; but have also successfully transformed corporate behaviour and practices.

Category of AwardAspects Adjudicated UponWeightingWhat Information Needs to be FurnishedCriteria being applied in measurement
Women Empowerment in the Workplace Award Design and Innovation 30 Detailed Overview of the Programme Design, Innovation, detail and planning of the programe
Management 10 How the programme is/was managed People involved / Frequency of meetings / Monitoring of implementation / Systems Utilised
Communication 10 How the programme was communicated To Whom / Medium / Frequency / Format
Return on Investment / Business (Economic) Impact 40 Impact of the programme Contribution to sustainability / profitability/ROI
Gender Targets (Broad Base) 10 Who the beneficiaries were Number of women/percentage of staff/targets achieved
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