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Announcing the winner of the3rd Annual WeGo Awards



We are pleased to showcase the finalists in the third annual Women and Girls Opportunity Awards (WeGO Awards). This award shines a light on the innovative work being done by Opportunity's partners to empower women and girls.

The annual awards serve three purposes:

  1. To advance important work further with cash prize awards. First place receives $15,000, second place receives $7,500, and third place receives $3,750.
  2. To disseminate ideas and inspiration among the industry.
  3. To celebrate and reward innovative programming that is making a real impact on the lives of women and girls around the world.

All Opportunity partners are invited to submit applications. Opportunity staff screens applications and puts forward semi-finalists to a panel of women volunteers, who discuss and scored each project. Voting on the finalists is open to the public.

The Finalists

Read about the Top 3 finalists below.

First Place

Healing Fields

Empowering women as community health trainers

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Telangana in India

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Second Place

Roots of Change

Economic empowerment of rural women

Rural Ghana (northern and eastern) and Rural D.R. Congo (Kinshasa and Gemena)

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Third Place

Community-Led Economic Development

Women’s health in rural communities

Masaya, Granada and Rivas in Nicaragua

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Thank You

Thank you to our sponsors: Dominic & Nada Salvino, A Friend of Opportunity, Julia & Philip Wade, The Hall Family, Jill & Scott Wine

To read more about Opportunity’s work to empower women and girls around the world,
start learning here.

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