Intellectual & Co. Commits to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment by Joining the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles
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ARLINGTON, VA, October 29, 2023 — INTELLECTUAL & CO., the consulting firm where innovation meets impact, proudly announces its new status as a signatory of the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). This significant step forwards reflects the company’s unwavering commitment to fostering gender equality and empowering women in the workplace, marketplace, and community.
Daniel G. Rego, Founder and Partner of Intellectual & Co., expressed his dedication to the principles: “This is a natural stride aligning perfectly with our core values, allowing us to be part of a transformative global network pushing the boundaries towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. It’s an honor to be woven into this impactful tapestry that champions comprehensive business practices ranging from advocating for equal pay to fostering gender-responsive supply chain practices and nurturing a zero-tolerance environment against sexual harassment. Our pledge is a reflection of our unwavering dedication to stimulating a corporate culture where inclusivity thrives and every woman has a powerful voice in shaping the realms of workplace, marketplace, and community. By integrating the WEPs into the architectural fabric of our strategic innovations, we aim to be a conduit of positive change, steering collaborative multi-stakeholder networks that magnify women’s roles as influential contributors in business and society.”
The Women’s Empowerment Principles, established by UN Women and UN Global Compact, are a set of guidelines that help businesses promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. These principles are informed by international labor and human rights standards and are integral to achieving the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
By signing onto the WEPs, Intellectual & Co. joins a global community of forward-thinking companies dedicated to implementing business practices that empower women. This includes advocating for equal pay, fostering gender-responsive supply chain practices, and ensuring a zero-tolerance policy against sexual harassment in the workplace.
Intellectual & Co.’s commitment to the WEPs is more than just a signatory act; it’s a pledge to integrate these principles into the heart of their business operations and strategic planning. The company is dedicated to creating a work environment where inclusivity is not just encouraged but is a standard practice, and where women have strong, influential voices in all aspects of the business and its community impact.
For more information about Intellectual & Co.’s involvement with the WEPs and their ongoing initiatives to support gender equality and women’s empowerment, please visit our profile at the WEPs United Nations website.
About Intellectual & Co.
Intellectual & Co. advises the world’s leading institutions on how to brave this new century. It’s likely you’ve had a delightful experience with a product or service shaped by our strategic insights. Our clients range from startups and Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and governments, for whom we craft experiences that yield a meaningful impact. We take pride in our unwavering commitment to social causes, the environment, and the planet.
About the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering guidance to business on how to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Established by UN Women and UN Global Compact, the WEPs are informed by international labor and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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