Call for application to join the Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO mentorship programme 2024

Submission deadline: 12 February 2024

Calling all changemakers! Empower women entrepreneurs with your expertise!

Are you passionate about supporting women in business and technology? Do you have the skills and knowledge to guide them on their entrepreneurial journey? If so, we want you for our exciting Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO!


Launched in 2021 by UN Women Europe and Central Asia, the Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO is a unique partnership platform to promote women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem building. The project is implemented in 13 countries across Europe and Central Asia: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo1, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Türkiye, and Ukraine. 

From February to April 2024, we will work with the selected five entrepreneurs from each country (65 companies total). The goal is to select scalable businesses that will attend various group sessions and be matched with mentors for 1:1 consultation. Mentors will work with entrepreneurs on their growth and prepare them for the Expo Capital Quest pitching event. Matching will happen based on the entrepreneur’s needs and the mentor's expertise. 

How to apply and requirements 

UN Women is seeking passionate and experienced mentors to: 

  • Share your expertise. Whether you are a seasoned business leader, a technology expert, or an investment guru, your knowledge can make a difference. Help women entrepreneurs navigate challenges, develop strategies, and reach their full potential.
  • Inspire and motivate. Be a cheerleader, a confident supporter, and a source of encouragement. Your positive energy and belief in their dreams can fuel their success.
  • Connect and build networks. Open doors, introduce them to key players, and help them build valuable connections within the business community.
  • Make a lasting impact. Witness firsthand the transformative power of your guidance as these women entrepreneurs build successful businesses and create a positive ripple effect.

This is more than just a mentorship program; it's a movement. We're building a community of support where women entrepreneurs can thrive.

If you have:
•    At least five years of experience in your field of expertise
•    A passion for supporting women's empowerment
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•    A desire to make a real difference

Submit your application using the linked survey by February 12th, 2024 (Extended deadline). 

Together, let's unlock the potential of women in business and create a brighter future for all.

Please note: Be aware this is a volunteer opportunity and does not involve any financial rewards. Applications will be reviewed based on qualifications, experience, and commitment to the project's values. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive program and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

1References to Kosovo should be understood to be in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).


Apply here.