2020 World Bank SDGs&Her Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

Deadline: January 10, 2020.

In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to “create the future we want in 2030.”

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

  • recognize women implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including women business owners of microenterprises;
  • increase knowledge about the SDGs and their potential impacts on women among non-traditional audiences; and
  • collaborate with private sector partners on all SDGs, but SDG5 in particular; to share best practices and innovative ideas.

ELIGIBILITY

  • 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

OR

  • own a small-enterprise, with at least 10 and no more than 49 employees
  • have a loan eligibility of under USD $100,000 or annual sales of under USD $3,000,000

 

BENEFITS

1. The top winners will be recognized in April 2020 at an event on the margins of the 2020 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.

2. The stories of the winning women entrepreneur (and many other notable entries) will be shared through partners’ social media and websites.

 

APPLICATION

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

 

OFFICIAL LINK

 

Click here to apply

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