Act, Engage, Empower: time to invest in Women


Dear Business Partners and Friends,

It’s almost 4 years that UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) is official partner to the Balkans & Black Sea Forum and AgriBusiness Forum, part of Geo Routes Institute.

Since then, our spectrum of activities in Greece and beyond is constantly endorsing, enhancing and highlighting the value of women in the workplace, marketplace and community. By adopting the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) you are not only investing in gender equality, inclusion and anti-racism, but mainly, you are investing in your business as deems obvious for your customers, workers, investors and shareholders.

Joining the WEPs is completely free and needs less than 5 mins from your time. Furthermore the CEO signals commitment at the highest levels that his/her organization (business, chamber, association or else) demonstrates a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

You are kindly invited joining the WEPs and be part of the global WEPs Ally which currently counts more than 3,600 signatories. As WEPs Sponsor/Referral we would appreciate using the 3rd option: Balkans & Black Sea Forum (BBSF).

What your journey across WEPs community?

  • Leading by example and promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.
  • Encouraging your networks to sign the WEPs.
  • Promote your organization:
  1. Create your company profile page
  2. Communicate your commitment
  3. Take the gender Gap Analysis Tool
  4. Share WEPs logo on your website


Looking forward to your participation


Giannis Balakakis

President, Geo Routes Institute NPO

Chair, Balkans & Black Sea Forum