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VV GROW Fellowship

A Leading Global Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs

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We partner with women leaders across the globe who use business growth as a means to improve their community and the world.

Our global network expands women’s access to markets and knowledge. We work with a leader to build her influence beyond the business community, making societal change possible.

Research from the World Bank, Ernst & Young and other institutions indicates that the real drivers of the global economy are women. As business leaders, employees, consumers and entrepreneurs, women are accelerating economic growth and improving conditions in their communities. Despite the proven benefits of women’s economic engagement, women business owners face disproportionate barriers in growing their businesses: they have difficulty accessing business networks, technology, training, financing, markets, and equal protection under the law.

Vital Voices addresses these barriers through our signature program, the VV GROW Fellowship.

The VV GROW Fellowship: A Leading Global Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs is a highly competitive one-year global accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Through in-person training, fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value paired with action-oriented plans. They amplify their role as leaders in their businesses and their communities to create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth and produce wider social benefits.

Applications for the 2019 VV GROW Fellowship are live!

Applications for the 2019 VV GROW Fellowship will now be accepted through September 15, 2018. 

Meet the 2018 Fellows

Raneem Mourad

Managing Director Kashida

Lebanon

Osazoduwa Agboneni

Chief Executive Officer Nenis Auto Care

Nigeria

Nahla Al Mahmood

Owner LalaBella Events & Flowers

Bahrain

Silvana Oscullo-Cattani

Owner Mieles del Campo Turrones

Ecuador

Oluwakemi Ajiboye

Chief Executive Officer Crystal Skin Ventures Ltd

Nigeria

Shereen Al-Khatib

Founder & CEO Brainy Nation

Jordan

Haya Al-Senafi

Founder & Executive Manager Toddlers Town Daycare & Child Development Center

Kuwait

Karolina Andrian

Co - Owner Femmeritum

Poland

Charlotte Bradshaw

Managing Director Dylan Bradshaw Salon

Ireland

Jennifer Classen

Managing Member Ngaphaya Y 2K10 Trading CC

South Africa

Beatriz Cricci

Founder & CEO BR Goods Confeccao Ltda ME

Brazil

Maryam Dajani

Cofounder/General Manager, Embrace Health for Trading

Jordan

Khulan Davaadorj

Founder/Director Natural Essentials LLC

Mongolia

Dary Dek

Director, 360 Events

Cambodia

Liziane Dranka Silva

Founder and CEO, INK

Colombia

Caroline Dunlea

Director Core Optimisation Limited

Ireland

Mona El Adawy

Managing Director GeoEnergy

Egypt

Naomi Garrick

CEO/Managing Director Garrick Communications

Jamaica

Manuela Gil de Tober

Manager Ingenieria Hospitalaria

Colombia

Shilpa Jain

Director Development Logics Solutions Pvt Ltd

India

Linda Karuru

Director/Head of Productions Film Crew in Africa Ltd

Kenya

Genet Kebede

CEO & Creative Director Paradise Fashion

Ethiopia

Philippa Kelly

President Casitas Tenorio B&B

Costa Rica

Apra Kuchhal

Owner, Handi

India

Wendy Leong

CEO, Veriva Systems

Malaysia

Ana Lucía Escobar

Chief Innovation Officer Future Business Learning

Panama

Cristina Maduro

Owner/Executive Partner ADM M&S Inc

Panama

Márcia Maposse

General Director Bindzu Agrobusiness e Consultoria Lda

Mozambique

Anabela Marcos

Gestão Profissional General Manager and Founder

Angola

Lesley Mntungwa

Director African Olive

South Africa

Yeshasvini Ramaswamy

Managing Director E2E People Practices Pvt Ltd

India

Lavinia Richards

Director Beulah London

United Kingdom

Iryna Rubis

CEO Ekonomika Communication Hub

Ukraine

Mukta Sachdev

Medical Director MS Clinical Research Pvt Ltd,

India

Simran Santani

Senior Partner, Xcel Accounting,

United Arab Emirates

Amber Swenor

Founder & Brand Strategist Strategic Partners Marketing

United States

Elisamaria Torres Dávila

Co - Founder Froggin

Mexico

Tanya Walker

Lawyer and Owner Walker Law Professional Corporation

Canada

Fadera Williams

Chief Executive Officer Hermon Empor Landscape Ltd

Nigeria

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