We are delighted to announce that Vital Voices Global Partnership - GROW Fellowship will be joining us in the 2018 IRAQPRENEURS competition platform as our NOMINATING PARTNER.
Vital Voices (VV) was created in 1997 to make space for women to be heard. The founders knew then what has now become a universal truth: that women are essential to progress in their communities. The world cannot move forward without their full participation.
Vital Voices invests in leaders because they take the responsibility to improve societies. They strengthen laws, create jobs and defend political freedoms. The investment in one leader impacts hundreds and thousands more. VV partners with women who demonstrate leadership that unites and inspires people. They exhibit visionary thinking and take risks to innovate. Each leader in the VV global network believes in mentoring the rising generation and shares her knowledge, experience and influence with others.
The VV GROW Fellowship is a Leading Global Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs and is a highly competitive one-year global accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Through online and in-person trainings, fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value paired with action-oriented plans. They amplify their role as leaders in their businesses and their communities to create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth and produce wider social benefits.
Our partnership with VV GROW Fellowship will provide IRAQPRENEURS talented women participants the transformational leadership skills to help them create the world they imagine and drive transformation through their innovative ideas. IRAQPRENEURS will identify entrepreneurs with winning ideas and provide them the opportunity to apply for the VV GROW program.