The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman (BLPARW) Innovative Entrepreneur Award is currently accepting nominations. This award aims to recognize talented female entrepreneurs in Africa who have effectively utilized technology in their businesses. The Better Life Program celebrates and supports women in business, highlighting their exceptional growth, impact, and ability to drive change. It seeks to inspire female entrepreneurs to develop businesses, create job opportunities, and improve lives in Africa.
About The Better Life Program
The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman understands that women possess the ability to solve problems and tackle significant challenges. In Nigeria, some women have effectively used technology to address obstacles hindering the success of businesses, such as limited access to markets and finance. The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman (BLPARW) Innovative Entrepreneur Award aims to showcase the work of groundbreaking female entrepreneurs who have harnessed technology, serving as an inspiration for others.
The primary goal of the Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman (BLPARW) Innovative Entrepreneur Award is to motivate African female entrepreneurs to establish businesses, generate employment opportunities, and enhance their lives. This prestigious award acknowledges businesses that positively impact vulnerable individuals and exhibit innovation. It specifically recognizes talented women entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology in their business operations.
The award not only celebrates and supports women in business but also champions their cause across various industries. It highlights the achievements of women who consistently demonstrate exceptional growth, bring about positive changes, and make a significant impact.
The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman Award Categories:
Innovator of the Year: Recognizes entrepreneurs who have founded successful companies, displayed ambition, and challenged conventional thinking. They have developed new ideas, harnessed trends, and leveraged competencies and assets to make a significant impact.
Disruptor of the Year: Acknowledges individuals who have shown exceptional creativity, originality, and entrepreneurial spirit by challenging conventional thinking and disrupting established business models, leading to significant changes and advancements in their communities.
Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year: Recognizes entrepreneurs committed to creating quality products or services sustainably, with a clear roadmap to tackle climate change and educate customers or clients on environmental sustainability.
Green Entrepreneur of the Year: Celebrates the most innovative and promising locally-led enterprises in sustainable development. These enterprises work to prevent or minimize damages caused by global warming and provide solutions to respond to the effects of climate change.
Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year: Honors entrepreneurs who have been in business for 1-3 years and achieved significant success, bridging a gap in the market.
Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year: Celebrates entrepreneurs who have expanded their businesses and achieved at least 20% growth in three years with a minimum of 10 employees.
Small Online Business of the Year: Recognizes entrepreneurs with a strong online presence and thriving businesses without necessarily owning a physical store, leveraging the marketing mix.
- Profile elevation and increased business credibility
- Free business development support services
- Feature on the program’s website and publications
- Cash prize of ₦200,000
The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman is looking out for African women who are:
- Female entrepreneurs above the age of 18
- The business must be legally registered
- The business must address a specific challenge or societal need
- The business must have an online presence
- The business must have at least three employees
How to Nominate for the Better Life Program
To nominate, please click on the online application link and click on “Nomination” (at the top right of the page) and fill out the form appropriately.
Criteria for Selection
The panel of The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman is using the following criteria to select the nominees:
- Breakthrough Innovation: The applicant’s company provides innovative products or services in the market.
- Impact: The product or service addresses a specific societal need or challenge, providing significant benefits to people.
- Inspiration: The applicant has played a pivotal role in the company’s success and considers themselves a role model for other women and girls.
Types of opportunity: Grant
Deadline: 15th June 2023
Open to: Women
Organizer: The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman
For questions about the Better Life Program you can Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +234 8051064476
For more detailed information, please visit the Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman