Target Gender Equality


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 the 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.

Regional Commitment

Global Compact Network Lebanon, UAE, Jordan, and KSA are joining forces on the Target Gender Equality Global Impact Accelerator within the MENA Region to mobilize a regional corporate movement aimed at fostering gender parity within the private sector.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • The business case for gender equality – unpacking the benefits of diversity and inclusion
  • The external and internal factors to consider when developing ambitious but realistic targets for women’s leadership
  • How to prioritize strategies and build a holistic action plan for gender equality
  • How to build an enabling organizational infrastructure to avoid siloed approaches and ensure ownership across departments
  • How to include KPIs for each step and monitor and communicate progress in a transparent manner

Features of the Programme


The programme consists of a performance-analysis phase, followed by three modules developed in collaboration with Catalyst, a global nonprofit that helps companies build workplaces that work for women:

Participants will

  • Gain a Certificate of Completion
  • Have the chance to showcase their efforts and learn from other peers at the global TARGET GENDER EQUALITY LIVE event in March 2023
  • Be asked to complete a survey to help us assess the outcomes of Target Gender Equality

Programme Timeline

August 2022

Kickoff Session and Introduction to the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis

September 2022

Performance Analysis: Results and Reflections

October 2022

Module 1: Setting Targets and Defining Ambition

November 2022

Module 2: Strategies for Success

January 2023

Module 3: Measuring and Communicating Progress

March 2023

Target Gender Equality LIVE

Explore the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

Participating Companies from Lebanon


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