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WE Empower Awards

WE Empower Awards

The WE Empower Challenge is a global business competition to honour, support and celebrate women entrepreneurs

The award specifically targets women who are advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030. Applications are now closing at 11.59pm on 12 May 2019, EST.

Five awardees, one from each of five UN Regional Blocks, are chosen to receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York during the UN Global Goals week (22-29 September 2019) to participate in a series of tailored trainings and events.

We Empower Awards

The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Five finalists are selected, one from each UN region. They will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York during the UN Global Goals week (23-28 September 2019) to participate in a series of tailored trainings and events. For example, finalists will:  

  • Participate in a live, dynamic pitch event hosted by Diane von Furtenberg that will bring together top business, tech, venture capital and media leaders with an opportunity for one awardee to receive a $40,000 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
  • Attend a series of individualised trainings, high-level dialogues at the UN, and coaching on communications and speech preparation for Pitch Night
  • Participate in Global Citizen week events including a ticket to attend the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept 28th, 2019
  • Be featured as speakers at an intimate high-level dinner reception hosted by the G5 Collective and Vital Voices
  • Participate at the UN Private Sector Forum event convened by the UN Secretary-General.

Help Spread the Word

The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge seeks applications from women entrepreneurs who are helping to shape community dialogue about women’s advancement and the SDG’s in their region, and wield the influence necessary to do so. If this award isn't for you, but you know someone worthy, please pass it on.  Help support good women by sharing the application.


About the UN SDGS

There are 17 UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and they came into effect in January 2016 as a universal call to action by the UN to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity as well as address climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice.

Achieving the SDGs requires the collaboration and partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and all of us to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations. 





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I love this. Is it for intrapreneurs too? Tuesday, 3 September 2019