Did you know that less than 22% of the transportation workforce is female? And of those less than 3% are in a CEO position?
This means that our transportation system has an inherent design bias and that is why we are looking for women entrepreneurs that are tackling the transportation problems of tomorrow. If you are a young company (<5 years) that have at least one woman co-founder or executive (cis or trans women, non-binary, gender-fluid or gender non-conforming people) and offers a product or service that falls within the shared mobility industry, please apply for the 2022 Empower Women in Shared Mobility Pitch here.
We will be showcasing the top 3 companies and the winner will receive a 12 month mentoring package, access to the entire EmpowerWisM network (partners, judges and movmi) and will be invited to different opportunities to showcase their work!
If you want to learn more about the women in shared mobility who inspired this initiative, check out our WiSM interview series, hosted by our CEO Sandra Phillips here. Watch last year’s Empower Women in Shared Mobility award ceremony here.
2022 Empower Women in Shared Mobility Pitch
Who are we?
“Empower Women in Shared Mobility” is a collaboration between movmi, ABB, UITP, POLIS, Stanford University, Mobility Cooperative and others as well as a panel of female expert judges from all around the globe – who will be announced later this month!
What is the Empower women in Shared Mobility Pitch?
movmi has been hosting the Women in Shared Mobility interview series for the past 6 years to amplify the voices of female industry leaders that work in transportation and specifically within shared mobility. Over 100 women have shared their views and expert knowledge with our audience to inspire the younger generation in transportation.
Last year we launched our first ever Empower Women in Shared Mobility program in an effort to take this one step further – to promote and empower one women-led mobility venture for 12 months across the many avenues available to us.
We received 14 applications from all around the globe each with a unique vision focusing on different areas within the shared mobility industry. Quite a few companies last year questioned as to whether or not they could apply based on the application criteria. We recommend applying anyway – or if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to Sandra via LinkedIn or one of the movmi team members at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer any questions you may have. Be confident – if you think your company deserves recognition for the service/product you are providing, we’d love to hear from you, so make sure to apply!
What will you win?
The program is free and we will be accepting applications from now until December 15th, 2021.
How are companies evaluated and selected?
To qualify for the program a company must:
- Provide a product, service or technology for personal mobility/transportation (can be in shared mobility but doesn’t have to be)
- Have a minimum of 1 female Co-Founder and C-level executive (cis or trans women, non-binary, gender-fluid or gender non-conforming people). Additional points are given for more female representation.
- Be less than 5 years old
The application is short and includes five questions plus a one minute long elevator video pitch. A global panel of judges will evaluate the entries, select the top 5 and award the winner.
The 5 questions you must answer as part of the intake form will be:
- Describe your venture (word limit: 200)
- Describe your venture’s vision and how you plan to achieve this vision (word limit: 250)
- What’s your current revenue model? (short answer)
- What are your top 3 challenges? (word limit: 300)
- How would winning the Empower WiSM program support your vision and venture? (word limit: 300)
What’s the timeline for the program?
Applications can be submitted between November 2nd 2021 and December 17th, 2021. We will announce the name of the judges mid November 2021 and they will evaluate and judge the entries between December 17th and mid January. At that time, we will announce the top 5 finalist who will then be contacted for a 15 minute presentation. The top 3 companies will get a chance to showcase their solution during the award ceremony at the end of January 2022. Which is also when the winning company will be announced.
Apply for the Empower Women in Shared Mobility Pitch, 2022 here
Empower Women in Shared Mobility Pitch 2022 Partners
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