SDGs & Her Competition

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SDGs & Her is an online competition for women-led micro and small enterprises to showcase how they are supporting the SDGs through their business operations. The deadline for the competition is on 10 January 2020.

Business Women Competition

Winners will receive leadership training, mentoring and will be flown to Washington DC, for an event at the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in April 2020, where they will showcase their achievements.

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.

The first ever SDGs&Her competition in 2018 attracted over 1,200 contenders through an online competition platform from 88 countries. The 2019 contest attracted over 1,200 entries from all regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, the Middle East and North Arica, Europe and Central Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific.

Main criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • 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

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