The World Bank “SDGs & HER” competition for Women Entrepreneurs

Competition in Other
  • Apply Before : May 22, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 2876
  • Degree BacheloreMasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement Not Required

Opportunity Description

Competition Summary

In order to recognize women entrepreneurs supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), World Bank Group, Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women, have organized an online competition for female entrepreneurs. Women business owners of microenterprises are invited to attend the SDGs & Her online competition. Participants will be able to share best practices and innovative ideas through their business operations.

About SDG:

17 Sustainable Development Goals were signed in 2015 by all 193 UN member countries to “create the future we want in 2030” and transform our world:

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Deadline: June 30, 2018


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Who can participate?

  • Be a Woman
  • Owns a small scale business or have a leading role in microenterprises
  • The enterprise has 1-9 employees
  • Under 10,000 USD dollar loan eligibility or annual sales under $100,000


In the margins of the 2018 UN General Assembly High-Level Week in New York, top winning women entrepreneur will be announced in an event in September and partners will share their stories through websites and media.

How to enter the competition:

Entrepreneurs are required to complete an online application, and explain their business that how it supports and links to one or more Sustainable Development Goals.

Selection criteria

A partner university and an expert panel will evaluate the entries. Winners will be selected based upon their perspective and goal, clarity and the influence on the SDGs.

Apply online and Visit the World Bank for more details.


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