This was the 3rd year GroYourBiz was a leading partner for the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge—a  global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to act to create the world we want by 2030.

This year, the WE Empower Challenge honored six women entrepreneurs, from each of the five UN regions, who are advancing the SDGs through their business practices. The opportunity recognizes their innovative work, provides capacity-building training sessions and high-level advocacy opportunities to the awardees, and ignites awareness about the valuable contribution women entrepreneurs can make toward the SDGs.

Meet Our 2020 WE Empower SDG Awardees

Alison Price SoilCyclers WE Empower Awardee

World Region: Asia-Pacific

Alison Price


Bessie Schwarz Cloud to Street WE Empower Awardee

World Region: Europe, North America & Other

Bessie Schwarz

United States of America

Danielle Sharaf, Switch, WE Empower Awardee

World Region: Greater Middle East and North Africa

Danielle Sharaf


Mavis Nduchwa Headshot Kalahari Honey WE Empower Awardee 2020

World Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Mavis Nduchwa


Sarah El Battouty ECOnsult WE Empower Awardee

World Region: Greater Middle East and North Africa

Sarah El Battouty


Valrie Grant GeoTechVision

World Region: Latin America & the Caribbean

Valrie Grant