Your generous support provided seed grant funding to three amazing organizations: New Incentives, Wedu, and Black Girls Code.
New Incentives works with approximately 300 HIV-pregnant mothers; Wedu has approx 50 mentees; Black Girls Code has trained over 2,000 girls.
Estimated girls & women affected
This number is an estimation based on the lives that each affected individual might impact.
Estimated community members affected
One year ago, you donated to support social enterprise organizations that are applying innovative solutions to some of world's most pressing problems facing girls and women. 25 amazing organizations from around the world were named as finalists, and the top three, nominated by our panel of judges, were announced at our third global conference in Kuala Lumpur in May 2013. Your generous support provided seed grant funding of $5,000 each to the three winners: New Incentives, Wedu, and Black Girls Code.
New Incentives has been focusing on their prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program in Nigeria in order to use cash transfers to make a long-term impact – reducing the number of children being born with HIV.
Wedu has grown from 15 to 50 Rising Stars thanks to the momentum of a growing network of inspiring young leaders, mentors, and community partners. Wedu has also made big strides in developing its leadership curriculum and monitoring systems to ensure that Rising Stars and mentors are continuously learning and developing in critical leadership skills.
Black Girls Code had a very busy and productive year. Last summer, they launched their Summer of Code program to reach 2,000 girls through a series of one-day workshops.
"I have relocated to Akwa Ibom in Nigeria where the mothers my team speaks with often cry and tell us how much they appreciate our program, which is locally called All Babies Are Equal (ABAE). There is no reason for a baby to be born with HIV in this world and we are on a mission to make HIV-positive babies a thing of the past." --Svetha Janumpalli, Founder & CEO at New Incentives
Risks and challenges
It would have been great to allow each of the social enterprise challengers more time for feedback with the judges. Because the conference was only three days, and the Social Enterprise Challenge was held on the final day, the winners and contestants did not get as much attention as they could have if the contest had been held earlier in the week.
What we’ve learned
There are so many incredible social enterprise organizations doing great work. We'd love the opportunity to support more than just three winners!
We hope to replicate and improve upon the Social Enterprise Challenge at the Women Deliver conference in 2016, which will take place on May 17-19, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Amount spent so far
Three seed grants
First-Ever Women Deliver Global Solutions Award given to leading social enterprises
Women Deliver announced the winners of the first-ever Social Enterprise Challenge at the 3rd global conference in Kuala Lumpur. Each of the winners of the Global Solution Awards received a $5,000 prize to continue their important work as well as full travel support to attend the conference. The conference featured a series of 15-minute sessions that allowed 10 different social entrepreneurs to share their work with a panel of experts and the Women Deliver 2013 audience. "The goal of this contest was to highlight those individuals who are working to make a difference for girls and women, provide feedback and guidance on their plans to move forward, and encourage other entrepreneurs in the field to focus on the health and well-being of girls and women," said Janna Oberdorf, Director of Advocacy and Communications at Women Deliver. The winners were New Incentives in first place, Black Girls Code in second place, and Wedu in third place.
Risks and challenges
It would have been great to allow each of the social enterprise challengers more time for feedback with the judges. Because the conference was only 3 days, and the Social Enterprise Challenge was held on the final day, I don’t think the winners and contestants got as much attention as they could have if the contest had been held earlier in the week. I also wish that there could have been more time for the judges to interact one-on-one with the presenters to help hone their skills and talk through their problems. However, Women Deliver did set up phone sessions for feedback following the conference with several of the judges of the contest to try to improve that process.
“...all the presentations we saw were compelling, moving, and that all the projects certainly seem to have a strong social impact. It was not an easy task choosing the final three...” -Daniel Rostrup, Thompson Reuters Foundation “I've never experienced a conference where people from such different backgrounds, ages, and life experiences converged on one pressing challenge. The chance to participate was such a valuable experience… – Svetha Janumpalli, New Incentives
The project is complete in that the money has been allocated to the organizations. However, we will check back with the winners in at the one-year mark to check on their progress. We also hope to replicate and improve upon the Social Enterprise Challenge at the Women Deliver conference in 2016.
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Learn more about the three winners:
All over the globe individuals are developing innovative ideas that can solve some of the world’s thorniest and hardest issues.
Why we care: Social enterprise organizations are using creative solutions to support girls and women but they need help with funding.
How we are solving this: Sponsoring a global competition for the best ideas to solve challenges facing girls and women.
Women Deliver partnered with Echoing Green to find 25 amazing ideas for problems affecting girls and women from social enterprises that have been in operation for less than two years. Of these 25, ten were chosen by more than 13,500 votes casted online. Ideas vary from converting steel shipping containers into maternity clinics in developing countries to educating teens about the fight against sex trafficking.
These ideas come from the following organizations:
- Black Girls Code - USA and Africa
- Educate2Envision International - Honduras
- G3 Box - Kenya
- Global Health Media Project
- New Incentives - Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, India, Bangladesh, and Cambodia
- Teen Revolt - United States
- Torath Production - Qatar and Middle East North Africa region
- VOICE 4 Girls - India
- Wedu - Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Thailand
- Woman to Woman Foundation - Uganda
All received scholarships to attend and participate in the Women Deliver 2013 conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May 2013, where they pitched their ideas to a panel of judges. The top three will be awarded seed grants of $5,000.