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Applications for Enterprising Women’s $60K challenge open

Empowered by Australia’s Women’s Leadership and Development Program, the Accelerator for Enterprising Women emerges as a dynamic catalyst for ushering in a new era of female entrepreneurship.

Geared towards women aged 18 and above in Australia, this vibrant initiative aims to reshape career trajectories, ignite entrepreneurial aspirations, and equip businesswomen with the expertise needed to lead their enterprises and drive industry transformations.

The Accelerator for Women Enterprise’s Kickstarter Challenge launches with a substantial $60,000 prize pool. This pioneering program, strategically structured to eliminate barriers and facilitate women’s foray into the realm of entrepreneurship, was inaugurated this week.

This groundbreaking challenge acts as a gateway for aspiring female pioneers, primed to carve their own paths in pivotal sectors:

  1. STEM and Technology: Immerse yourself in the realms of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, where innovation, creation, and digital transformation await.
  2. Health & Wellbeing: Embark on a journey to enhance lives and amplify well-being, driving inventive solutions that champion health and wellness in revolutionary ways.
  3. Climate Change & Sustainability: Rise as a sustainability advocate, crafting potent solutions to combat climate change and secure a greener, more sustainable future.
  4. Women’s Economic Equality: Forge ahead towards gender parity in the economic landscape, spearheading initiatives that empower women financially and break down persistent barriers.

Moreover, a distinguished honor awaits: the highly coveted People’s Choice award. This accolade presents an unparalleled opportunity to present your visionary ideas to a wider audience through an innovative online platform.

Making its debut in January 2021, the Accelerator for Enterprising Women was established with a steadfast mission: to empower women in translating their entrepreneurial aspirations into tangible achievements.

Insights from a recent Vista SMB research study underscore the remarkable risk-taking ethos embraced by female small business owners. Surprisingly, a mere 34% of these enterprising women possessed prior business management experience when commencing their ventures. Notably, the study also highlights that an impressive 75% of women-owned small businesses were self-funded—an unequivocal testament to their unyielding determination.

At the heart of this audacious spirit lies the driving force for most female small business owners, with a remarkable 72% birthing their enterprises from a profound reservoir of passion. Furthermore, the research paints a captivating narrative: approximately 16% of these businesses naturally evolve from modest side hustles into fully flourishing endeavors.

The winners will be honored in a celebratory event in Canberra this December.

You can Apply now by following this link.

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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