The World Bank, in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School Zicklin Center hold a virtual award event on September 30, 2020, on the margins of the 75th session of the UNGA, to recognize seven woman entrepreneurs. These inspirational women were selected from a pool of 2,400 applicants from around the world that competed in the 2020 SDGs and Her competition. This year’s winners are using their entrepreneurial skills to not only support the SDGs through their business leadership, but also to fight back and thrive despite the health crisis.
Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, these SDGs and Her competition winners from across the world are blazing a trail and leading the way. Want to know what it takes to be an entrepreneur? From changing the game for women in Indonesian and Gaza, to tackling COVID19 in Nigeria, Pakistan and Zambia; to empowering women in Costa Rica and building a better food system in Greece, these 2020 winners have their finger on the pulse.