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Target Gender Equality Accelerator

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Target Gender Equality is an accelerator programme for participating companies of the UN Global Compact. Through facilitated performance analysis, capacity building workshops and peer-to-peer learning, Target Gender Equality will support companies in setting and meeting ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership.

Companies participating in Target Gender Equality have the opportunity to deepen implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles and strengthen their contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 5.5, which calls for women’s full participation and equal opportunities for leadership by 2030. Companies will be equipped with the latest data and research supporting the business case for gender equality and gain insights from UN partners and experts on how to accelerate progress on gender equality.


Companies participating in Target Gender Equality will learn about and complete the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool. Three capacity-building workshops will then take place combined with on-demand learnings. Global and regional peer-learning, networking and events will provide access to best practices around the world. 

Programme schedule & costs

Registration: March 15 to May 31, 2023

Programme duration: June 2023 – March 2024

Effort: 25-30 hours (including the completion of the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool, facilitated group sessions and self-learnings)

Language: English

Costs: free of charge*

*for UN Global Compact participants only


In order to take part, companies are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a participant of the UN Global Compact in Switzerland or Liechtenstein or willing to join

  • Committed to learning about corporate target setting and taking actions to advance gender equality at the workplace

  • Willing to appoint:

    • Two representatives to participate in programme activities and events

    • A top-level “Ambassador” to follow program developments, provide support to the participants and participate in high-level events


  • You will confidently set ambitious and realistic corporate targets for gender equality demonstrating commitment and action to your employees, investors, and other stakeholders

  • You will understand your current gender equality performance through the facilitated use of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool and explore aggregate results with peers to identify common challenges and opportunities

  • You will engage in accelerated learning opportunities, identify enabling policies and practices, and develop a tailored action plan to support accountability

  • You will build a network of peers, UN partners and experts to support your gender equality strategy and work collectively to tackle persistent barriers to gender equality

  • You will showcase women in your company who are driving business success, sustainability, and contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Swiss and Liechtenstein track of Target Gender Equality will be realised in collaboration with the Equal Salary Foundation. ​


Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

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