The World Bank Group in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research is holding an event to celebrate the 2019 winners of the “SDGs and Her” competition for women micro-entrepreneurs whose businesses help achieve the SDGs.
The event will feature the two global winners: Taxshe, owned by Vandana Suri from India, and Green Business Innovation, owned by Saida Yusupova from Uzbekistan. The winners were selected from a pool of over 1,200 entries from all regions of the world through a rigorous three-stage judging process. Senior officials from the partner organizations, representatives of the WBG member countries, and gender activists will participate at the event.
Mr. Shaolin Yang, Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, SVP for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations and Partnerships, WBG
Ms. Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General and Director for Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP
Ms. Hanna Birna Kristjansdottir, Senior Advisor to UN Women Executive Director on women’s leadership
Ms. Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender, WBG
Mr. Djordjija Petkoski, Professor at the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center
Ms. Vandana Suri, Founder of TAXSHE and SDGs and Her winner
Ms. Saida Yusupova, Founder of Green Business Innovation and SDGs and Her winner