Application Deadline was closed on 15th January 2021. We have received 170 applications from which 20 will be chosen. Announcements of social enterprises selected will be made within the next few weeks.
What is it? The ASEAN Women Impact Social Entrepreneurship (WISE) Fellowship is year-long fellowship to support changemakers and their social enterprises tackling UN SDGs #1 No Poverty, #5 Gender Equality, and #12 Responsible Consumption with a focus on women and indigenous communities.
Who can apply? We are looking for medium-sized, women or indigenous-led, community-based social enterprises that work to end poverty via the creative economy sector. Here is a complete list of eligibility criteria:
Is your business women-led and/or women-owned?
Is it community-based and impacting women? (Special priority for those focused on indigenous communities)
Is your business in the creative economy (sustainable/regenerative textiles, artisanal or handmade goods)?
Is your venture generating revenue (more than 2 years)?
Does your business aggregate value of other artisans or micro-businesses?
Do you address SDGs #1, #5 or #12?
Is your business in a country that is part of ASEAN? (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam)
Two businesses from each ASEAN country will be selected for the fellowship.
What are the benefits? As part of our second cohort, you will select corporate partners from the Angels of Impact network to further prepare your business for investment, boost sales, and enhance marketing. Fellows also have access to capacity-building workshops, market access and funding opportunities, and a community of learning. In short, we seek to help women and indigenous entrepreneurs unlock funds that will catalyze their positive impact on communities in Southeast Asia.
Interested? Tell us about yourself today. Applications are open until January 15, 2021. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
Want to join but not a social enterprise? Volunteer your time and skills.
We are looking for talented, passionate, and committed individuals to join forces with the ASEAN WISE Fellows to prepare social enterprises to scale.
Do you have skills in sales and marketing, business strategy, and / or finance?
Are you empathetic, humble, and open to learning?
Do you want to build long-lasting relationships with social entrepreneurs in your region?
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. We are searching for volunteers to commit 1-2 hours per week for 10 months in 2021 to work closely with the social enterprises. The result of this arrangement for the first cohort of 2018 Fellows yielded meaningful, long-lasting relationships between fellows and skilled volunteers!
Please fill out this short questionnaire so we may know how your skills might be best matched with the appropriate ASEAN WISE Fellows.