for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to act to create the world we want by 2030.
The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge is the first-of-its-kind global business competition for social entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to act to create the world we want by 2030. The WE Empower Challenge honors women leaders from around the world who are pushing the SDGs forward through their business practices. The opportunity recognizes their innovative work and provides Awardees with capacity-building training sessions and opportunities to connect with an unparalleled global network to advance their enterprises. This program elevates and showcases the valuable contribution women entrepreneurs and business leaders can make toward the SDGs and solving the world’s greatest challenges.
In 2020, the WE Empower Challenge Awardees will participate virtually in events surrounding the 75th UN General Assembly and the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing as well as will connect with renowned business experts from around the world. Awardees will also participate in a dynamic virtual pitch competition, hosted by fashion designer, activist and Vital Voices Board Member Diane von Furstenberg, to present their business for the opportunity to receive a $20,000 grant.