Women in Business Challenge 2013 | Spread the Word

Thank you for sharing the Women in Business Challenge 2013 with your community! In order to spread the word about the competition and connect with leaders in the field, BiD Network and partners rely on your help.

We value your time, and as such have tried to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to disseminate information to your network. Simply copy and paste any of the sample posts below on your blog, newsletter, Facebook or Twitter and use any of our event images.

BiD Network will also be organizing a series of Twitter Chats, using the hashtag #WIBChat. Women entrepreneurs and industry specialists will share tips, insights and words of wisdom. With the aim of analysing the challenges faced by business women, and to explore innovative solutions that foster women entrepreneurship we really hope you’ll join in the discussion too.

Feel free to share with any individuals you feel would gain from or add value to the competition. You can download a copy of the media kit here but If there’s anything you need but don’t have, please don’t hesitate to email joelle.payet@bidnetwork.org

Key dates for the competition include:

● January 28: First #WIBChat, a discussion on Innovative businesses created by Women for Women  ● February 26: #WIBChat, a discussion about the importance of networking for women entrepreneurs
● March 19: #WIBChat, a discussion on Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs
● April 30: Final deadline for full business plans
● August 2013: Five finalists selected
● September 1 – 4: Women in Business Week
● September 5: Women in Business Challenge Award Ceremony

SAMPLE NEWSLETTER ITEM:

Subject: Women in Business Challenge | Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets to Drive Growth

BiD Network, ING and ICCO are partnering to support aspiring women, in emerging markets, in starting and growing their business with the Women in Business Challenge 2013 competition.

This is the fourth edition of the global business plan competition. Since 2009, the Women in Business Challenge has provided coaching, visibility and finance to 600 women heading businesses in emerging countries. 15 finalists have been supported, 4 of whom have been awarded as laureates. A business trip to the Netherlands, training, B2B & investor meetings, international exposure, these are just a few benefits of the Women In Business Challenge finalists.

The final deadline for full applications is April 30. To learn more about the competition and to apply visit:www.bidnetwork.org/women

SAMPLE FACEBOOK POSTS

Link this URL: http://bit.ly/VNYcp7

Final Deadline:

1). The fourth edition of the Women in Business Challenge – the global business plan competition for women entrepreneurs in emerging markets – is open for applications.

Are you thinking about entering the Women in Business Challenge? Listen to some words of wisdom from the finalists of the 2012 edition. http://youtu.be/rFOC3WmSb8M

Apply before April 30: www.bidnetwork.org/women

2). The final deadline – April 30 – for Women in Business Challenge applications is fast approaching. If you’re a women entrepreneur in an emerging market and think you have what it takes, accept the challenge today.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.bidnetwork.org/women

SAMPLE TWITTER POSTS

Hashtag: #WomenInBusiness

Final Deadline:

1). #WomenInBusiness Challenge – Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Growth. Deadline for full business plans, April 30 http://bit.ly/VNYcp7

2). Entrepreneurial woman working in an emerging market? Apply for #WomenInBusiness Challenge by April 30http://bit.ly/VNYcp7

3). Business trip to the NL, training, B2B & investor meetings. Just a few benefits of #WomenInBusiness finalists. Apply: http://bit.ly/VNYcp7

For those who schedule tweets in advance, a few time-specific variations:

Final Deadline (to be sent before April 30):

Final days to apply for #WomenInBusiness Challenge. Woman entrepreneur in an emerging market? Take the challenge today http://bit.ly/VNYcp7

#WIBChat – Access to Finance (to be sent from March 05 – March 19)

1). Save the date! On March 19, 3pm CET we will host a #WIBChat about The Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs http://bit.ly/YLmd0n

2). Join @ValueforWomen @Medilinklabs @Fundacapital @IFC_org on March 19, 3pm CET for #WIBChat about Access to #Finance http://bit.ly/YLmd0n

2). Submit your q. on Access to #Finance for #Women Entrepreneurs, @bidnet & partners will answer them on Mar 19 #WIBChat bit.ly/YLmd0n