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Partially Funded Fellowship for Women Entrepreneurs from Vital Voices

Vital Voices
Nonprofit Organization Vital Voices
Closing date :
2019/08/31
Partially Funded Fellowship for Women Entrepreneurs from Vital Voices

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The Vital Voices organization invites women all over the world to join its fellowship program dedicated to giving more opportunities for women and overcoming the barriers that face them in growing their business. The Vital Voices GROW Fellowship (VV GROW) is a leading global accelerator program for women owners of small and medium-sized businesses. This program includes customized business skills training, leadership development, technical assistance, and access to networks.

Benefits:

  1. Vital Voices provides customized business skills training and support valued at over $25,000 per participant.
  2. Vital Voices will cover all travel expenses (flight, accommodations, meals, visa fees) for the 3-4-day in-person training.
  3. Through the program, participants gain knowledge and skills in strategic planning, financial management, marketing, sales, strategic networking, leadership, human resources, and communications.
  4. Through online and in-person training, Fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value and put those concepts to work with action-oriented strategic plans to grow their businesses.
  5. Fellows will be able to amplify their role as leaders in their businesses and communities by creating jobs, stimulating long-term economic growth and producing wider social benefits.
  6. Fellows get access to valuable technical assistance and become a part of a supportive global network of women business owners, as well as the Vital Voices network.
  7. Fellows will receive guidance, training, and support from global expert business trainers.
  8. Fellows will establish valuable relationships and be a part of a Vital Voices global network of women business leaders (VV GROW Cohort 7).
  9. Fellows will participate in a transformative 3-4 day in-person training previously held in various cities throughout the world.
  10. Fellows will receive a referral(s) to business support services and other growth opportunities.
  11. Fellows will receive a certificate of program completion.
  12. Fellows will become a part of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network upon graduation.

Eligibility:

The application is open only to Women business owners who: 

  1. Reside in the same country as their business for at least 7 months out of the year
  2. Are proficient in spoken and written English.
  3. Own a business that:-
  • Has been operating for at least 3 years.
  • Employs at least 3 full-time staff (or the equivalent of 3 full-time staff in part-time staff) including the applicant.
  • Generates at least $40,000 in annual sales.

The Conditions:

  • There is a participation fee of USD 1,500 for this program, which is approximately 5% of the overall program cost per participant. The fee can be paid in installments
  • The limited number of need and merit-based scholarships will be available to accepted applicants. 

Program Schedule:

  • Virtual Learning Phase I: Through a series of webinars, assignments, online courses, assessments, and one-on-one calls, fellows learn about core topics and assess the state of their business in order to develop a strategic plan for growth.
  • In-Person Training: Fellows participate in a 3-4 day workshop during which they learn and practice essential skills including communications. Fellows also get the opportunity to meet, network with, and learn from other fellows in their cohort, Vital Voices staff, trainers and others.
  • Virtual Learning Phase II: Following the in-person training, fellows build on Phase I and begin implementing their strategic plans and learn about additional topics critical to achieving their business growth goals.  Fellows are also connected to individualized growth services and support provided by Vital Voices partners.

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Female
Interest
Business

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Mid Career Professionals
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Visa costs, Accommodation, Food
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents
CV, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
English
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