The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge is a global competition for social entrepreneurs advancing or inspiring others to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will honour innovative women leaders globally who incorporate the SDGs in sustainable business practices and inspire others to follow suit.

Awardees will receive capacity building sessions and opportunities to network with an unparalleled global network to advance their businesses. Additionally, awardees will participate in events surrounding the 77th UN General Assembly and in a dynamic pitch competition for an opportunity to receive a grant worth USD 20,000.

Interested entrepreneurs should fulfil the following criteria to apply:

  • Woman entrepreneur with a lead decision-making role in for-profit or non-profit organization/business
  • Have a business/organization that has been in operation for three years
  • Have at least three full-time employees
  • Proficiency in writing and speaking English
  • Have a business/organization that generates at least USD 100,000 in annual revenue or sales
  • Be available to travel to New York and participate in events from 17-24 September 2022 or participate in a virtual program if needed from August through October 2022. (Both dependent on COVID-19 restrictions available at the time).

To apply for the Challenge, visit: WE Empower UN SDG Challenge Application