[Editor's Note: This post was originally published by Women Deliver.]
This contest is a continuation of a tradition at Women Deliver. Every year, in honor of International Women’s Day (March 8th), Women Deliver highlights the global progress being made for girls and women. In 2011, our Women Deliver 100 list spotlighted 100 inspiring people who work every day to improve the lives of girls and women. In 2012, we featured 50 organizations and projects delivering for girls and women.
This year, we are asking global advocates like you to vote on three of the 25 enterprises listed below that you believe are truly making a difference for girls and women. Voting began February 25th and closes on March 6th at 12pm EST. Women Deliver worked in partnership with Echoing Green, a global nonprofit that provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs, to select these 25 social enterprises from the semifinalists of the Echoing Green Fellowship Program. The top 10 social enterprises will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 28-30, 2013) and compete in the Social Enterprise Challenge and “Pitch-Off” on May 30th. Winners will also be given fast-track access to TrustLaw Connect, a program of the Thomson Reuters Foundation that connects lawyers looking to do pro bono work with social enterprises and NGOS in need of legal assistance.
You can vote via this link or on the Women Deliver Facebook page.