The Economic Times ·

The CEOs of Indian IT giants Wipro and HCL are among this year's recipient of leadership awards given by the UN's body on women for their work on principles of women's empowerment and helping champion gender equality. Wipro and its CEO T K Kurien and HCL Tech President Anant Gupta have been awarded with the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Leadership awards. Kurien and his company have been recognised with the WEPs 'Cultural Change for Empowerment Award 2014' for proactive commitment to gender equality throughout business operations and developing innovative programs that respond to women's multiple responsibilities and societal expectations, said a statement from UN Women. Gupta and HCL are recognised with the '7 Principles Award 2014' for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy that integrates the WEPs principles within the company's internal operations, while externally supporting and strengthening gender equality in its communities.