According to the 2020 studies commissioned by the EU, entrepreneurship is a key driver of innovation and growth across society. Despite a generally increasing number of citizens willing to launch their own businesses, women remain underrepresented and underfunded in this field due to unequal conditions and existing social norms.
Keeping in mind that economies with a high share of female entrepreneurship are more resilient to financial crises, more and more public and private initiatives are being developed to support and expand women’s entrepreneurship around the world.
Project partners ACEEU have selected two initiatives for female entrepreneurs, which you can apply for straightaway:
Vital Voices (VV) GROW Fellowship
The VV GROW Fellowship, which has built a network of 20,000 changemakers across 184 countries, works to support leaders within the business, ensuring that women are supported from the inside out. This is a 10-month virtual program that fosters growth and skills advancement in strategic planning, financial management, marketing, sales, leadership, human resources, communications and many other fields to support participants in creating a holistic, sustainable foundation.
- Applications deadline: 18 October, 2022.
- More information can be found here: https://www.vitalvoices.org/program/vv-grow-fellowship/
Female Science Talents – Intensive Track
The Intensive Track program gathers 20 exceptionally talented women from science to push for gender equality in leadership. It includes intensive training both online and in-person in Berlin. Regular meetings encourage women to build an international network for the purposes of peer learning and mutual support. Participants will get the opportunity to meet outstanding female leaders, are matched with high-profile mentors, and are invited to speak at a public event during Berlin Science Week in November each year.
- Application deadline: 15 November, 2022.
- More information can be found here: https://falling-walls.com/female-science-talents/intensive-track/female-science-talents-intensive-track-selection-criteria/
(Image: Intensive Track Participants 2022)