Vital Voices Global Fellowship 2024

 Deadline: 15th of April, 2024

The 2024 Vital Voices Global Fellowship – Social Entrepreneurship for Women Changemakers is now accepting applications.

The Vital Voices Global Fellowship – Social Entrepreneurship provides a platform for ambitious female CEOs of profit-making, purpose-driven companies to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations. The Social Entrepreneurship pillar is intended for female entrepreneurs who have determined on a growth strategy, are eager to expand their firm through funding, are aware of how much to charge for their endeavors, and want to make a greater social impact.

Fellowship Details:

  • Through the program, fellows will strengthen their leadership and confidence through skills building and personal development, develop global network connections, establish a foundation for solution generation and collaboration, and connect through an in-person convening and regional collaborations.
  • Through the Social Entrepreneurship pillar, fellows will spend time on their growth strategy, understanding their capital needs, and gaining the knowledge to access relevant financing. Tailoring strategies to their unique requirements, they will also learn to craft compelling narratives and develop pitch decks that resonate with the ethos of the SDGs and investor expectations.
  • Fellows will embark on a transformative journey, gaining essential skills, knowledge, and confidence to propel their leadership and enterprises to new heights.

Through the program, fellows will:  

  • Examine their business plans and refine their goals for growth
  • Examine and better understand their capital needs
  • Develop a strategic plan to grow their business through investment
  • Acquire the knowledge to access relevant investment opportunities
  • Learn to craft compelling narratives for investment opportunities
  • Develop pitch decks that resonate with the ethos of the SDGs and investor expectations

In addition, fellows will be supported by a robust, global supportive network. Upon completing the fellowship, fellows will have solidified their growth strategies and be prepared to pursue investment opportunities.


In order to qualify for the program, applicants are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a key decision-making role in a legally registered, for-profit, purpose-driven business addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with measurable social impact.
  • Exhibit a track record of generating a minimum annual revenue of $100,000 USD.
  • Possess a proven business model with the potential for growth, evidenced by a minimum of three full-time paid employees (or equivalent) and operational history of at least two years.
  • Clearly articulate an identified growth strategy to be initiated within 12 to 15 months after the program.

Click here to apply

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