Application Deadline: July 1st 2018
The WE Empower Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030.
Has your business been in operation for more than three years?
Do you employ at least three full-time staff (or full-time equivalent)?
Are you a for-profit or social entrepreneur? (for this competition a social enterprise is a for-profit business with a social mission)
Does your business generate at least $100,000 USD in annual sales?
Are you available to travel to New York City between September 23-29, 2018
Five selected awardees, one from each UN region, will be chosen from those who apply by 1 July 2018. The successful awardees will be notified in early August 2018 and will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York during the UN Global Goals week (24 – 29 September 2018) to participate in a series of tailored trainings and events. Awardees will also:
• On Tuesday, September 25 participate in a dynamic pitch event hosted by
Diane von Furstenberg that brings together top business, tech, venture capital and media leaders with an opportunity for one awardee to receive a $20,000 grant to further their business; UN Global Goals week
• Attend a high-level dialogue with senior UN Officials, the Council of Women World Leaders and the Women Political Leaders Global Forum
• Participate in Global Citizen week events including a ticket to attend the
Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept 29th; and
• Participate at the UN Private Sector Forum event convened by the UN Secretary-General.
Visit the Official Website of the WE Empower SDGs global business competition 2018 for more information.