SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – News Direct – 8 March 2022 – To celebrate International Women’s Day, UNiDAYS has launched its annual Student Women of the Year competition, for the 4th year. Running until 27th March 2022, the competition is open to all female-identifying students and will reward inspiring entrepreneurs who are breaking boundaries with a $10,000 grant to further their impact.
The competition is part of UNiDAYS’ 2022 Student Women of the Year campaign, running throughout March. Building on this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #BreakTheBias, the campaign focuses on females who are breaking it down to build it better and succeeding, putting a spotlight on those doing so to inspire others to follow.
With over 54% of Gen Z wanting to start their own business, UNiDAYS’ wants to redefine what it means to be an entrepreneur and empower those who are overcoming stereotypes and discrimination by breaking boundaries and problem solving. The competition will celebrate the next generation of female-identifying young leaders and shine a spotlight on their inspiring initiatives.
The winner will be awarded a $10,000 grant to enable them to expand their efforts, with five runners up being awarded $1,000 respectively. To enter, simply need to post a short 60-second video, showcasing how they have been breaking boundaries, and outlining their plans for how they would spend the $10,000 grant to further their impact. To
access the application form, participants must have a UNiDAYS account.
UNiDAYS will shortlist five stand-out entries and a specially selected panel of external judges will choose the winner. These include award-winning environmental activist, CEO and author,
Maya Penn, leading British vlogger,
Georgia Rankin, and Mariel Richards, CEO at Gal-Dem.
Entrants will be judged based on the content and creativity of the video, how well they explain how and what they are changing/contributing, how candidates will use the $10,000, and to what extent their project is breaking boundaries, and making the world a better place.
Pretty Munro, Global Marketing Director, UNiDAYS, says: “To date, UNiDAYS has awarded $40,0001 to female students to support their dreams and goals, however this year is our biggest prize fund yet.
Building on last year’s International Women’s Day theme, which celebrated those who have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic, this year’s award focuses on entrepreneurship.
This generation is already expected to be the most entrepreneurial ever. Through our competition, we want to inspire the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, and help make their dreams a reality.”
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1 $40,000 is based on a value of £23,000 GBP at an exchange rate of $1.79, correct as of 15:21, Monday 7th March 2022.