Why your company should join


Target Gender Equality is a gender equality accelerator programme for participating companies of the UN Global Compact. Through facilitated performance analysis, capacity building workshops, peer-to-peer learning and multi-stakeholder dialogue at the country-level, Target Gender Equality will support companies engaged with the UN Global Compact in setting and reaching 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 equal women representation, participation and leadership in business globally. 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.

Programme Benefits:

  • Confidently set ambitious and realistic corporate targets for gender equality demonstrating commitment and action to your employees, investors and other stakeholders
  • Understand your current gender equality performance through the facilitated use of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool
  • Unpack the business case for gender equality and understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion
  • Gain the knowledge you need to increase gender equality related legislation and diversity requirements
  • Network with colleagues across all regions in an exclusive Target Gender Equality LinkedIn Group
  • Engage in accelerated learning opportunities specific to your country context
  • 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
  • Showcase women in your company who are driving business success, sustainability and contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Watch our 2022 information session about the Target Gender Equality Accelerator:

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Interested in Participating?

Companies participating in the UN Global Compact and based in the following countries have the opportunity to sign up to Target Gender Equality through their Global Compact Local Network. 

The below countries list is for the 2022 Target Gender Equality Accelerator. The 2023 list will be announced in March 2023.

The following Local Networks have confirmed their participation in 2022:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia & Brunei
  • Mauritus & Indian Ocean
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland & Liechtenstein
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay

Not located in any of these countries but meet all other registration requirements?
Please email targetgenderequality@unglobalcompact.org.


Company registration: 15 March 2023 – 31 May 2023
Registration deadline may vary by country. Please reach out to your Local Network to inquire about registering after 31 May.

Programme begins: July 2023
(Please check exact dates with your Global Compact Local Network)

Programme ends: March 2024

In collaboration with our Partners

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Target Gender Equality Global Coalition

The Target Gender Equality Global Coalition brings together expert organizations that are committed to advancing women’s business leadership to support the roll out of Target Gender Equality across the globe and help amplify the call for ambitious corporate target setting for women’s representation and leadership in business.

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If you have further questions, please contact targetgenderequality@unglobalcompact.org.

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