In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to "create the future we want in 2030."
SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. 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.
Eligibility: The competition is open to women who own and/or lead microenterprises (1-9 employees; under USD $10,000 loan eligibility OR annual sales under $100,000).
To Enter: Applicants complete a short online template, describing their work and linking their initiative/product to 1 or more SDGs.
Judging: Entries will be screened by a university partner and then judged by an expert panel. Judges will determine the winners based on the impact on the SDGs, vision and purpose, and clarity of the entries.
Prizes: The top winners will be recognized in September, 2018 at an event on the margins of the 2018 UN General Assembly High-Level Week in New York. The stories of the winning women entrepreneur (and many other notable entries) will be shared through partners’ social media and websites.
Deadline: June 30, 2018.
To enter click here
Learn more about the SDGs:
Click here to see in detail what each of the 17 SDGs is designed to accomplish, and learn how your business might be already helping.
Partners: World Bank Group, Wharton School's Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women