Applications are open for the World Bank/UNDP SDGs and Her Program 2018. SDGs & Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to “create the future we want in 2030.”
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.
- Winners will receive leadership training, mentoring and will be flown to New York City to be recognized at an event at the margins of the 2018 UN General Assembly High-Level Week. The stories of the winning women entrepreneur (and many other notable entries) will be shared through partners’ social media and websites.