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World Bank SDGs&Her 2019 Competition for Women Entrepreneurs (Funded to New York, USA)

SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) through their business operations.

Application Deadline: 31st December 2018

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): New York, USA

Type: Contest

Eligibility: To be eligible you must:

  • be a woman owner of a business that has been in operation for at least 3 years
  • own a micro-enterprise, with at least 1 and no more than 9 employees
  • have a loan eligibility of under USD $10,000 or annual sales of under USD $100,000

Selection Criteria: Entries will be screened by a university partner and then judged by an expert panel. Judges will determine the winners based on the impact on the SDGs, vision and purpose, and clarity of the entries.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:The top winners will be recognized in April 2019 at an event on the margins of the 2019 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington D.C. The stories of the winning women entrepreneur (and many other notable entries) will be shared through partners’ social media and websites.

How to Apply: Applicants complete a short online template, describing their work and linking their initiative/product to 1 or more SDGs.

Visit the Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers:  World Bank Group, Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women

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