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. The Women's Empowerment Principles - Equality Means Business is a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact.
Wipro CEO and board member T K Kurien and HCL Technologies president and CEO Anant Gupta have been awarded with the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Leadership awards. Gupta and HCL Tech 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.
Wipro and its CEO and Board Member T K Kurien and HCL Technologies President and CEO Anant Gupta have been awarded with the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Leadership awards. "When we empower women and girls through education and training, and support their full participation and leadership through equal opportunity, we advance equitable and inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty. It's a win-win situation."