Target Gender Equality Accelerator

Advance Women's Representation and Leadership in Business

Target Gender Equality is a year-long accelerator programme for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to set and reach ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership.

Through facilitated performance analysis, capacity building workshops, peer-to-peer learning, and multi-stakeholder dialogue at the country-level, companies can deepen the implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles and strengthen their contribution to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 5.5 which calls for women’s full participation and equal opportunities for leadership, including in economic life, by 2030.

Why join Target Gender Equality Accelerator?

Global Compact Network Canada is offering Target Gender Equality from March 2022 – March 2023. By joining the Target Gender Equality programme, participating companies will receive the following benefits:

  • Confidently set ambitious and realistic corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership demonstrating commitment and action to your employees, investors and other stakeholders
  • Engage in accelerated learning opportunities, identify enabling policies and practices, and develop a tailored action plan to support accountability
  • Understand your current gender equality performance through the facilitated use of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Gender Gap Analysis Tool and explore aggregate results with peers to identify common challenges and opportunities
  • 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
  • Network with colleagues across all regions in an exclusive Target Gender Equality LinkedIn Group
  • Showcase women leaders in your company who are driving contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals

Programme Activities and Timeline

March 15 – May 30, 2022: Recruitment

June – September 2022:  Performance analysis and results discussions (WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool)

September 2022 – February 2023: Three capacity building workshops and the completion of an Action Planning Guide to support participants to apply learnings within their company’s context

  • Workshop 1: “Setting Targets & Defining Ambition”
  • Workshop 2: “Strategies for Success”
  • Workshop 3: “Measuring & Communicating Progress”

February 2023 – March 2023: Multi-stakeholder action dialogue to advocate and raise the bar for gender equality

Contact

Reach out to Brittany Gataveckas at brittany@unglobalcompact.ca for more information about the Target Gender Equality Accelerator or to discuss Global Compact Network Canada’s gender equality initiatives.

Target Gender Equality Participants – Canada, 2022-2023