WE Empower Challenge Global Business Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

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We Empower SDGs Business Competition

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.

ARE YOU A WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR WITH LEAD DECISION MAKING ABILITY IN A BUSINESS?

HAS YOUR BUSINESS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS?

DOES YOUR BUSINESS EMPLOY AT LEAST THREE FULL TIME STAFF (OR FULL TIME EQUIVALENT)?

ARE YOU PROFICIENT IN SPOKEN AND WRITTEN ENGLISH?

DOES YOUR BUSINESS GENERATE AT LEAST $100,000 USD IN ANNUAL SALES? (IF YOU ARE SELECTED AS A FINALIST, YOU WILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF SALES I.E. TAX RETURNS AND/OR AUDITED FINANCIALS)

ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL TO NEW YORK CITY BETWEEN SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2018 – SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018?

Then, you might want to participate in the WE Empower Challenge global business competition for women entrepreneurs.

BENEFITS

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;
• 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.

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Submit your entry to be in the running

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 1, 2018 (12:00AM EDT)

Visit the website of the WE Empower Challenge global business competition for women entrepreneurs to learn more.

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