UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Youth Business International (YBI) and the Citi Foundation have made the decision to postpone the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year: Europe Award, which was due to take place on May 6th in Dublin, Ireland. Both organisations are committed to promoting the important role of women in the entrepreneurship space and will announce the new date for the event when they can.
The Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year: Europe Award will be an opportunity to recognise the role of women in the entrepreneurship space and celebrate the work of outstanding women entrepreneurs who managed to establish successful businesses, despite the significant hurdles they often face.
The Youth Business Europe partnership, part of the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative, was set up in 2015 with the aim to support young entrepreneurs from a low income background across Europe to start, sustain and grow successful businesses. The focus for this year is women empowerment and equality in the entrepreneurship space, recognizing the barriers women often face in setting up a business. In this context, the Europe Award will be a powerful opportunity to showcase the successful, young female entrepreneurs supported by the partnership.
Each member of the Youth Business Europe programme will nominate one remarkable woman entrepreneur to participate in the awards as one of the 11 finalists. A judging panel, composed of YBI and the Citi Foundation’s senior representatives and other business experts, will assess all candidates. The winner, who will be announced at the Awards ceremony in Dublin, will be awarded a $5,000 USD prize to support the further development of her business.
Find out more about the Awards here.