About the competition
Through the competition, Oxfam seeks to support impact-driven businesses that have the ambition to create tangible outcomes for women and youth by:
- Increasing the autonomy and activating the power of women and youth to act and make the changes they desire, for example by giving women and youth a seat-at-the-table or career advancement opportunities.
- Transforming beliefs, values, and attitudes that enhance women and youth empowerment, for example by creating awareness of the challenges women and youth face and addressing this through a product or service.
- Increasing opportunities, resources, and skills for women and youth, for example by including women as suppliers in the value chain and providing a living income or education programs for women and youth.
- Creating and promoting workspaces where women and youth are safe and free from oppression, harassment, and discrimination, for example by introducing measures focused on creating decent work for women and youth.
Oxfam aims to get better insights into the needs of businesses in empowering women and youth, accelerate their impact and inspire investors and policymakers in recognizing the importance and potential of supporting and investing in impact businesses.