Deadline:

15 April 2020

Location:

United States

(Fully Funded)

Description

The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge

The WE Empower Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs who are advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030.

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Five awardees from around the world are selected to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, NY during the UN Global Goals week (September 18-27, 2020) to engage in high profile events with UN officials and to participate in a series of tailored training by leading and supporting partners.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Businesss

Required Languages

English

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

10 Days

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • A businesswoman with lead decision-making ability in a business or organization.
  • The organization has been working for more than three years.
  • The organization must have at least full-time employees (or its full-time equivalent).
  • The organization generates at least $100.000 in annual sales or revenue.
  •  Proficient in spoken and written English.
  • At least 21 years old.
  •  Available to travel to NYC between 18 September – 27 September 2020.
  • Willingness to help shape the community dialogue about women’s advancement and the SDG’s in their region, and wield the influence necessary to do so.
  • Must be able to secure a US visa.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • All flights, accommodations and incidentals while in New York.
  • A special curated week-long agenda in New York with individualized training, high-level dialogues at the UN, and coaching on communications and speech prep in preparation for the pitch evening night.
  • Participation in an evening event hosted by Diane von Furstenberg that brings together top business leaders, celebrities and the media for a dynamic pitch competition where each Regional Awardee presents her business to pitch for a $20,000 cash grant.
  • Attendance at a high-level dialogue with senior UN Officials, the Council of Women World Leaders and the Women Political Leaders Global Forum
  • Featured as speakers in a panel discussion at an intimate high-level dinner reception hosted by the G5 Collective and Vital Voices. The G5 Collective is a coalition of high-level leaders across sectors all dedicated to jump-starting progress around UN SDG Goal #5 and the women related targets across the other 16 Goals.
  • Participation in Global Citizen week events including attending the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, September 26.

How to Apply

First Step: Register an account and apply from Here.

Second Step: Attach your 2-minute video, to know about Video Specifications click Here.

Note: Finalists will be required to provide evidence of sales (i.e. tax returns and/or audited financial records).

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This Scholarship Published by:
Jaber Suleiman/ Jordan

Reviewed by” Razan Sameh/ Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team