The Women Who Empower
Innovation Award

EMPOWERING ENTREPRENEURS AND INSPIRING INGENUITY

Northeastern University is committed to supporting the next generation of talented innovators and inventors with the ambition to solve society’s most complex problems. To ensure the success of these promising entrepreneurs, we are pleased to partner with individuals and The Cartier Women’s Initiative, our ecosystem partner, to offer this special grant to Northeastern innovators in spring 2021.

THE AWARD

We are seeking applications for one-time grants of up to $12,500 for members of the Northeastern universe who are passionate about innovation and community, and would benefit from financial support to develop and advance their entrepreneurial endeavors. We invite applications from students, alumni, faculty, and staff members at any stage of their venture, from exploring a promising idea to scaling an existing business.

THE PURPOSE

This award was created with dedicated partners, including the Cartier Women’s Initiative, who share our commitment to encourage, support, and celebrate the innovators and leaders within the Women Who Empower network, with a particular focus on creating inclusive opportunities and environments where all people can thrive. In this time of global crisis, entrepreneurial leadership is needed, and we want to support you in your important work.

THE DUE DATE

Applications are due 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Winners will be notified and celebrated in March as part of Northeastern’s International Women’s Day Celebrations. Additional details will be provided to award recipients.

THE STORY

We want to hear your story and why this funding would help you and the communities you may serve. Don’t wait to submit your application—there are only 100 application spots!

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Helpful tip: A few questions in the application might require extra thought. To help you prepare your draft prior to starting the submission process, we have listed the questions here:

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QUESTIONS?

Contact:

Betsy Ludwig
Executive Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship
b.ludwig@northeastern.edu

ECOSYSTEM PARTNER

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