Deadline: December 15th, 2020
The Vital Voices GROW Fellowship (VV GROW) is a global business accelerator and leadership development program for women owners of small and medium sized businesses. This program aims to elevate women business leaders as drivers for economic growth in their communities, countries and the world.
The program provides customized business skills training, leadership development, technical assistance, and access to networks and connections. Through online trainings, fellows focus on long-term business strategy paired with action-oriented strategic plans to grow their businesses. They amplify their roles as leaders in their businesses and their communities creating jobs, stimulating economic growth and producing wider social benefits.
Vital Voices strongly believe that women-owned businesses are a powerful force for inclusive growth and prosperity. By supporting women at the helm of SMEs and businesses, the VV GROW Fellowship helps women create jobs, catalyze economic growth and drive social change around the world.
VV GROW offers customized business skills training, leadership development, technical assistance, and access to networks. Through online trainings, fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value, and put those concepts to work by building action-oriented strategic plans to grow their businesses.
Today, there are an estimated 12 million women-owned small and-medium sized businesses around the world, and 7 million of those businesses are in developing countries. Globally, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent 45% of full time employment and more than 70% job creation in low- and middle-income countries. But women business owners face disproportionate challenges in accessing the services and support needed to grow their businesses, including financial services, business training, networks and access to markets.
With VV GROW, Fellows gain knowledge and skills in strategic planning, financial management, marketing, sales, strategic networking, leadership, human resources and communications. Fellows receive valuable technical assistance and become part of a supportive global network of women leaders across the Vital Voices global network.
The VV Grow is a one-year fellowship program which includes:
Applicant must be women entrepreneurs or social entrepreneurs who:
The VV GROW Fellowship is a highly competitive program that provides customized business skills training and support valued at over US $20,000 per participant. Through the fellowship, participants will:
To learn more about the VV GROW Fellowship’s unique value and impact and learn about the journey of five VV GROW fellows and their experiences with the program here.
There is a participation fee of US $1,500. Note: The fee can be paid in installments on a schedule provided by Vital Voices
A limited number of need and merit-based scholarships will be available. Details will be provided in the notifications of acceptance into the program. If you are interested in being considered for a scholarship, please note that a limited number of need and merit-based scholarships will be available. Details will be provided in the notifications of acceptance into the program. If you are interested in being considered for a scholarship, please note that within the application.hin the application.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis until December 15, 2020 or until all participants are selected. Applicants may be asked to participate in a 1-hour Skype interview. All applicants will be notified about final decisions by December, 2020. Early applications are strongly encouraged as this is a rolling basis acceptance.
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Application Deadline: December 15th, 2020