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Offer: Call for Submissions: Project Inspire, 5 Minutes to Change the World ($25,000 Grant Award)

Call for Submissions: Project Inspire, 5 Minutes to Change the World ($25,000 Grant Award)

Have an inspirational idea that can empower women, improve their livelihood and change the world? Here’s your chance to make it happen with “Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World” and to win a grant to make it a reality.

A joint initiative by UN Women’s National Committee in Singapore and MasterCard, Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World aims to engage tomorrow’s leaders and help them realize their visions of a better world of opportunities for women and children, and in doing so inspire others.

Project Inspire is targeted towards those between the ages of 18 and 35 years old and offers them a five-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world to win a US$25,000 grant. This grant will go towards the winner/winning team to implement their proposal aimed at empowering disadvantaged women or girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa through education, skills training, financial inclusion or social entrepreneurship. In addition, special recognition will be given to the best Financial Literacy/Livelihood proposal, which will be awarded a US$10,000 start-up grant. Ten finalists will get the opportunity to attend a workshop on sustainable social entrepreneurship and hone their presentation skills through a training session with Bain & Company, INSEAD and UN Women’s National Committee in Singapore.

Those interested can log on to to submit a five-minute video or written pitch articulating their inspirational idea and how they will use the grant to implement it.

The call for pitches closes on 30 June 2011.

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anyango's picture


The posting is very important, I am sharing it with Young Women Initiative, mentoring adolescent mother and promoting their stability and self reliance.


Breese's picture


So glad you found it interesting, let us know if you go for the grant!

sunita.basnet's picture

It seems interesting

The link seems interesting to me, I will be forwarding this to my friends who are working back in Nepal for disadvantages groups. I will let you know how it goes.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Breese's picture

Thanks for passing it on,

Thanks for passing it on, Sunita!

ikirimat's picture


This is Beautiful Breeze.

Will share it with eligible ladies. We need more of this kind of activities to have more girls inspired into leadership and empowerment.


Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."

Breese's picture

Thank you, Grace - I'm so

Thank you, Grace - I'm so glad! Let me know if you know anyone who applies and gets it! Good luck :)

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