Are you a woman entrepreneur? Has your business been in operation for more than three years? Are you proficient in spoken and written English? Are you are a woman entrepreneur who is helping to shape community dialogue about women advancement? Then you should apply to the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge.

This amazing initiative is aimed at putting a FirstGem like you on the global stage.


What’s it about? The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The five finalists in the competition, who would be one from each UN region, will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York during the UN Global Goals week (September 24-29, 2018) to participate in a series of tailored trainings and events.


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However, a trip to New York will not be the only benefit of winning the competition. If you are amongst the five finalists, you are entitled to:


1. Participate in a live, dynamic pitch event hosted by Diane von Furstenberg that will bring together top business, tech, venture capital and media leaders with an opportunity for one awardee to receive a $20,000 grant to further their business;


2. Attend a high-level dialogue with senior UN Officials, the Council of Women World Leaders and the Women Political Leaders Global Forum;


3. Participate in Global Citizen week events including a ticket to attend the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept 29th and;


4. Participate at the UN Private Sector Forum event convened by the UN Secretary-General.


We are as excited as you are as this is the core of the FirstGem initiative - Women Empowerment.


The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge criteria:


  • Your business must have been in operation for more than three years.

  • You employ at least three full-time staff (or full-time equivalent)?

  • You are a for-profit or social entrepreneur (for this competition a social enterprise is a for-profit business with a social mission).

  • Your business should generate at least $100,000 USD in annual sales.

  • You are available to travel to New York City between September 23-29, 2018.


To apply, kindly use this link :Click here


Deadline: August 31st, 2018

Dear FirstGem, Let’s do this!