Application Open for Vital Voices GROW Fellowship Accelerator Program 2020 for Female-Owned Businesses

Application to the Vital Voices GROW Fellowship Accelerator Program is now open for women owners of small and medium businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Application Deadline: 31st August 2019

Eligible Countries: Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa

About the Award: The VV GROW Fellowship is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact.

Eligibility: Women business owners in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa, who:

  • Own a business that has been in operation for at least 3 years,
  • Employ at least 3 full time staff, and
  • Generate at least USD $40,000 in annual sales
  • Reside in the same country as your business for at least 7 months out of the year
  • Are proficient in spoken and written English

Selection Criteria: As an interested applicant, you:

  • Are motivated to build the skills and make the changes needed to grow your business
  • Have the authority to make critical decisions within your business
  • Have demonstrated leadership within your community
  • Are enthusiastic about participating in a one-year business accelerator program
  • Are willing to have Vital Voices track your business growth for 1 year during the Fellowship, and up to 5 years afterwards and are committed to participate in data collection methods including online surveys and phone calls

Duration of Program: 1 year

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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