EmpowerWISM 2022: Partners & Prizes

4 days

The goal of #EmpowerWISM2022 is to encourage and promote the women-founded and managed companies within our industry, who are creating waves and making change happen.

Why are we doing this? Well, if you dig into the data, the majority of shared mobility customers are:
🙋‍♂️ Male
🧔‍♂️ Aged 31-40
💰 With an above average income
🎓 With higher education

If you take a look at the shared mobility workforce, can you guess what you will find? That’s right, the data shows that the majority of the workforce is:
🙋‍♂️ Male
🧔‍♂️ Aged 31-40
💰 With an above average income
🎓 With higher education

This means that a HUGE demographic are not using our shared mobility solutions (and they could be!) because our transportation system has an inherent design bias. We are searching for women entrepreneurs who are tackling the transportation problems of today and tomorrow! Learn more about the ins and outs of the Empower Women in Shared Mobility Pitch 2022 here. But, keep in mind that you only have 4 DAYS LEFT TO APPLY!

Why should you apply?

Empower Women in Shared Mobility Pitch 2022: Partners

We have partnered with some truly exceptional companies to bring our EmpowerWISM Pitch to life this year including:



For over 25 years, INVERS has been driven by their passion for solving the tech challenges in the shared mobility industry with our pioneering hardware and software solutions.

They lay the groundwork that every operator needs, by developing and reliably maintaining the fundamental building blocks of their tech stack. By doing this at scale, they offer their customers cost-efficient and easily implementable tech solutions.

This enables them to focus on what matters most: evolving service innovations that create outstanding customer experiences, while keeping operations streamlined. In turn, giving them the flexibility to scale, adapt to change and collaborate across the industry.

AUTONOMY Paris & the Urban Mobility Weekly

The first edition of the Autonomy Paris trade fair saw the light of day in 2016, one year after the historic Paris climate agreement. Their name “Autonomy” refers to the crucial issue of the need for autonomy of urban mobility solutions in the face of the use of fossil fuels. Thanks to their Newsletter the Urban Mobility Weekly, they have built the largest reading audience in the sustainable mobility sector.

They are now combining their experiences in hosting physical and digital events to help their community of companies, startups, cities and NGOs to meet and collaborate on the future of urban mobility. To do this, they organize physical events such as Autonomy Paris (their annual show in Paris), the Autonomy City Summits (Summits organized in emblematic cities such as Berlin and London) and The Urban Mobility Weekly.

Wunder Mobility

Wunder Mobility are an all-in-one platform enabling customers from major OEMs to small startups to launch, manage and scale their sustainable mobility services. No matter where you are on your journey, their solution keep you moving forward: Accelerate your business with Wunder Mobility OS™, the industry-defining full stack solution for mobility. Effortlessly launch and scale with their robust and feature-rich software package, complemented by their catalog of IoT-connected hardware built in partnership with leading manufacturers.

Active in 900+ cities – 50K Vehicles on the platform – 22m+ Rides shared – The global Wunder Mobility team consists of 30+ nationalities and includes entrepreneurs and veterans from mobility, tech, and finance.


SmartCitiesWorld is a world-leading platform for sharing ideas and case studies to solve urban challenges that enable us to live in more resilient, sustainable, safe, and prosperous environments. They provide a quality, comprehensive and current global content resource for urban leaders and their partners. Through their platform, they encourage the smart city ecosystem to share their experiences and learn from each other.

SmartCitiesWorld enables connections between smart city challenges, solutions, industry peers, suppliers, and partners at your desk on the move and at their events. As well as being a daily information resource, SmartCitiesWorld also hosts seminars, conferences and exhibitions.

Women of TIER Mobility

The Women of TIER is a grassroots initiative paving the way to a smoother ride for women – at work and on the way. The Women of TIER strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace and industry by showcasing female role models, advocating for inclusive mobility, and providing a network for our employees, mobility professionals, and aspiring leaders around the globe via their podcast and newsletter.

Some of our other wonderful broadcast partners include:

Our partners have supported us by promoting the EmpowerWISM Pitch 2022 across their vast networks and many have also ‘sweetened the pot’ for the winner…

Empower Women in Shared Mobility Pitch 2022: Prizes

The winner of the Empower Women in Shared Mobility Pitch 2022, will receive the grand prize of:


However, the winner isn’t the only applicant who will receive a prize. The winner, finalists and ALL applicants will also receive:

EmpowerWISM Prize Package 1


Still not convinced? Listen to what one of last year’s finalists has to say…

If you are still undecided as to whether or not you should apply, watch this message from one of last year’s finalists, Monica Zarafu, Founder and CEO at BYKKO Electric Bike Share.

She shares her #EmpowerWISM 2021 experience with us and how valuable applying has been for her company over the last 12 months!

To be eligible your company must:

  • Provide a product, service or technology for personal mobility/transportation (can be in shared mobility, but doesn’t have to be!)
  • 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. 🙌🏼
  • Less than 5 years old

Intake is open until December 17th, 2021. The top 5 finalists will be announced early January.


If you have any questions about the ‘Empower Women in Shared Mobility’ program or want to be involved, get in touch with us here. Please feel free to share this article with your network and potential candidates.

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