WE Empower Challenge

Rede NAMI: Women’s Empowerment through Urban Arts

“Our work aims to promote structural change in society, bringing knowledge through communication so that girls and women know how to fight for their rights and guarantee full access to

Nanas y Amas: Building prosperity through dignified domestic work

By Danyelle Kawamura, WE Empower Intern “Our mission is to promote domestic work with dignity as a powerful tool to build prosperity.” – Claudia Esparza, Founder of Nanas y Amas

Transformative Technology – The Future of Agriculture

“I am passionate and dedicated to not only advancing the world of global agriculture but also forging a path of success for innovative female farmers and leaders in the future.”

Accelerate2030: An Innovative Take on Advancing Entrepreneurship

By Danyelle Kawamura, WE Empower Intern “We have some eight and a half years to go into 2030 and this is a journey we really can’t do alone.”Alexandra Boëthius, Strategic

Women in Digital in a Male-Dominated Industry

“We believe technology does not have any gender and we have proved that women can do the coding and technical things.”Achia Nila, founder of Women in Digital Achia Nila, founder

Hand Over: Sustainable, Community Conscious Construction

“Our aim is to set an alternative for our building activities that will allow us to reduce our carbon emissions, reduce our energy consumption in buildings, improve our indoor air

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The UN Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator joins forces with WE Empower, co-led by ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory™ and Vital Voices

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA) hosted a pivotal UNGA virtual side-event, “Joining Forces to Drive Change,” in September 2021 to celebrate their 2nd anniversary. WEA was established during UNGA 75

Marisol Villalobos eco-friendly agribusiness was inspired by a simple breadfruit

“I dare you to begin. And to connect with other dreamers in action.” —Marisol Villalobos, founder of Amasar Marisol Villalobos, founder of Amasar, Puerto Rico2021 WE Empower Finalist, Latin America

Olufunto Boroffice leading innovative company allowing vulnerable communities to recycle waste and make a sustainable livelihood

“At Chanja Datti we promote and sustain the rights of our women in their communities and their homes by providing a means for financial freedom.” — Olufunto Boroffice, founder and

WE Empower winners recognized for innovations in flood mapping technology

Deadly floods have been submerging towns and cities across the globe, washing away people’s livelihoods and raising questions about why there are still so many people dying from catastrophic floods

The Generation Equality Forum: Record-breaking investments to advance women’s rights

The Generation Equality Forum held in Paris June 30 – July 2, 2021 was livestreamed to over 50,000 participants around the world. U.N. Women, political leaders, feminist movement leaders, corporate

WE Empower UN SDG Challenge 2020 awardee Cloud to Street featured on the cover of Nature magazine

Congratulations to WE Empower 2020 awardees Bessie Schwarz and Beth Tellman on their life saving work! Cloud to Street co-founders Tellman and Schwarz recently released the ‘largest observed dataset of