Gowling WLG signs UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Firm says it is the first international law firm to do so

Gowling WLG signs UN Women’s Empowerment Principles
Rebecca Bromwich

Gowling WLG signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, a list of seven principles that guide businesses in advancing gender equality and promoting women’s economic empowerment.

According to a Sept. 25 statement by Gowling WLG, it is the first international law firm to do so.

By signing the principles the firm said that it is renewing its commitment to:

  1. Establishing high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
  2. Treating all women and men fairly at work — respect and support human rights and non-discrimination
  3. Ensuring health, safety and well-being of all workers, regardless of gender
  4. Promoting women’s education, training and professional development
  5. Implementing enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
  6. Promoting equality through community initiatives and advocacy
  7. Measuring and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

“In our firm and in the legal community, we know that there is hard work ahead when it comes to fostering an environment in which women can grow professionally and advance in their careers,” said Rebecca Bromwich, Gowling WLG Canada’s manager of diversity and inclusion, based in Ottawa.

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