The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge

A Global Business Competition

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 five women leaders, one from each of the five UN regions, who are pushing the SDGs forward through their business practices. The opportunity recognizes their innovative work, provides capacity-building training sessions and high-level advocacy opportunities to the awardees. This programignites awareness about the valuable contribution women entrepreneurs can make toward the SDGs.

The WE Empower Challenges Awardees will convene in New York City during the week of the UN General Assembly on September 23-27. The awardees will attend high-level events, such as the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit and the TED/Skoll/UNF We the Future Summit. Awardees will also participate in a dynamic 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.

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