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The Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award. 

Are you a woman entrepreneur driving change in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa or the Middle East? Apply for the chance to join the Accelerator Programme, and gain valuable exposure, resources, and opportunities for your business to thrive!

The Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award (WEA), powered by Impact Hub Network, is a vibrant celebration of women entrepreneurs leading innovative change.

This award goes beyond mere recognition; it is a dedication to support women pioneering in health, nutrition and related climate-smart solutions. Bayer Foundation is seeking 15 exceptional winners (5 per region) to join the 6-month Accelerator Programme. Together, we are actively shaping an inclusive and equitable future for all.


Apply now,

if you are

A Woman Entrepreneur

In today’s world, women continue to encounter significant challenges that hinder their success. The Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award aims to enhance their capacity to generate social impact through groundbreaking innovation. We are seeking women-led enterprises that contribute to driving social change and improving their communities.

Driving Social Impact

Our emphasis is on empowering women-led enterprises engaged in developing health, nutrition and related climate-smart solutions that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 3 (Good Health & Wellbeing). We are looking for entrepreneurs who aspire to reduce inequalities with innovative solutions to uplift one another. 

From these regions

While women face challenges worldwide, our focus is on entrepreneurs from Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs from these regions to take centre stage and accelerate their innovations towards a healthier future.


As one of the fifteen award winners, you’ll receive:

6-Month Accelerator Programme:

Mentorship, expert network access, and unwavering entrepreneurial support.

Sponsored Trip to Berlin:

Enjoy a sponsored trip to the award ceremony early June 2024.

€25,000 Cash Support:

Fuel your business growth and amplify your impact.

Visibility and Recognition:

Media presence to share your story with the world.

Join the Alumni Network:

Connect with an influential global community of women entrepreneurs.

Access to the Impact Hub Network:

Join 320K Impact Makers accelerating inclusive and sustainable innovation at scale.


  • Launch Your Dreams – 7th Feb – 27th March: Applications open to all visionary women entrepreneurs
  • Pitch Your Vision – April: 30 Selected finalists will be coached to pitch their ideas to a jury.
  • Spotlight in Berlin – 4th – 6th June: The 15 winners will attend the Award Ceremony in Berlin and join Bayer Foundation’s Social Innovation Days.
  • Accelerate Your Impact: June – December: Kick-start your impact journey with the 6-month Acceleration Programme.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award

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