Women's Forum Community

Launched in March 2021, WomenEntrepreneurs4Good was imagined as a concrete solution to the negative impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on women entrepreneurs. Today, women entrepreneurs still face greater challenges compared to men, including gender biases, work-life balance, and a lack of professional networks and support, especially when it comes to funding (in 2020 only 2.3% of VC funding went to women-led startups!). The initiative is a unique accelerator programme that supports women entrepreneurs at the early stages of their journey. The 7-month online programme equips women entrepreneurs with unique resources and capabilities to innovate and grow their businesses by providing coaching, visibility, technical support, exposure and access to a network of stakeholders and global partners. The programme is going from strength to strength. After the success of the first three editions, the Women’s Forum is determined to grow WE4G and support new projects led by inspiring women creating a better future for all. For the fourth edition of WomenEntrepreneurs4Good the programme is expanding its scope for a greater impact!
This initiative is carried out in partnership and with the support of Bank of America, Bredin Prat and HEC Paris

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WE4G 4th editionOpen now!

The application process for the 4th edition of WE4G is now OPEN and will close on 3rd May 23:59 CET.

Your project qualifies for application to the programme if:

  • Your project is woman-led or founded, tackles one or more SDG and has more than one team member (team members of all genders welcome!)
  • Your project is early-stage (generates up to 20k revenue)
  • You are able to participate online between May and November 2024.

Mark your calendars and get ready to apply!

HEAR FROM OUR ALUMNI: WHY APPLY TO BECOME A WE4G! ✨

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A WE4G?

A PROGRAMME FOR ALL

The first phase of the programme will support 100+ women entrepreneurs through market and customer research coaching, and business model support in an intense three-day Startup Sprint. Even if your project is at a very early stage, do not hesitate to apply, this phase is designed for you.

PERFECT YOUR PITCHING SKILLS

The semi-finalists will be offered the opportunity to pitch in front of an esteemed Grand Jury from the international entrepreneurship network.

ACCESS TO A VARIETY OF EXPERTS

The 10 finalists will attend a 4-month online incubator programme, receiving business coaching, technical support and professional connections.

VISIBILITY AND NETWORKING

The 10 “WomenEntrepreneurs4Good” will be invited to showcase their projects at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2024 in Paris through a pitching competition in which the jury and public will select their favourite projects.

The WE4G Ceremony during the #WGM23

#WE4G 2023: Public Prize and Jury Prize Winners

Bravo to Melian Dott and Chloe Cormack (South Africa), Jury Prize Winners for BAOMecosolution, a biotech start up that focuses on growing biofilms that mimic ordinary packaging material currently on the market and Hellena Sailas (Tanzania), Public Prize Winner for Arena Recycling that offers eco bricks made from recycled plastic waste for construction activities

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Meet the 2023 Laureates!