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Applications for Awards are now closed.
To find out who the Awards finalists and winners are, join us for International Day on June 21.

This year’s Rise to the Challenge Awards recognize trailblazers
among innovative women-owned businesses worldwide.

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WHO

We welcome women-owned businesses that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and are certified or registered in the WEConnect International network to apply.

WINNERS

Will be chosen by a jury of representatives from a select number of the world’s largest buying organizations and will have the most compelling stories of overcoming challenges to gaining market access–going beyond borders and breaking down barriers. One Global Award Winner will win a USD5,000 prize and global exposure through a new global WEConnect International advertising campaign.* 9 Sector Award Winners will gain social media exposure through WEConnect International’s global channels.

WHEN

Apply by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 18, 2022. Winners will be announced at WEConnect International’s International Day on June 21, 2022. Buy tickets below.

Ready to apply?

Once you have checked your eligibility, complete the online questionnaire here and submit the video application and required documentation.

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY APPLY NOW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Important Dates

Award Applications Open: 1 April 2022
Applications Close–Deadline to Complete Online Questionnaire and to Submit All Application Materials: 18 April 2022
Finalists Announced: 13 June 2022
Ticket Sales for International Day Close: 13 June 2022

The Fine Print

The competition rules governing the Rise to the Challenge Awards (the Awards) may be amended at any time.

Questions or concerns about the Awards and Rules should be sent to submission@weconnectinternational.org.

RULES TERMS & CONDITIONS

SPONSORED SECTORS

Information Technology
Manufacturing

Sponsored by Merck

Packaging
Agriculture

Sponsored by Bayer

Engineering

Sponsored by ExxonMobil

Facilities Management

Sponsored by CBRE

Supply Chain/Healthcare

Sponsored by Organon

Sustainable Business

Sponsored by Unilever

Transportation/Logistics

Sponsored by UPS

GOLD SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

ADVOCATE SPONSORS

Supporting

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