Vital Voices (VV) GROW Fellowship 2020 Global Accelerator Program for Female Entrepreneurs

By | August 1, 2019

Vital Voices (VV) GROW Fellowship 2020 Global Accelerator Program for Female Entrepreneurs


Research indicates that the real drivers of the global economy are women. As business leaders, employees, consumers and entrepreneurs, women are accelerating economic growth and improving conditions in their communities. Despite the proven benefits of women’s economic engagement, women business owners face disproportionate barriers in growing their businesses: they have difficulty accessing business networks, technology, training, financing, markets, and equal protection under the law.

Vital Voices addresses these barriers through our signature program, the VV GROW Fellowship.

The Vital Voices GROW Fellowship (VV GROW) is a leading global accelerator program for women owners of small and medium sized businesses. The program includes customized business skills training, leadership development, technical assistance, and access to networks. Through online and in-person trainings, Fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value, and put those concepts to work with action-oriented strategic plans to grow their businesses. They amplify their role as leaders in their businesses and communities by creating jobs, stimulating long-term economic growth and producing wider social benefits.

Through the program, participants gain knowledge and skills in strategic planning, financial management, marketing, sales, strategic networking, leadership, human resources and communications. Fellows get access to valuable technical assistance and become a part of a supportive global network of women business owners, as well as the Vital Voices network.

There is a participation fee of USD 1,500 for this program, which is approximately 5% of the overall program cost per participant. The fee can be paid in installments and a limited number of need and merit based scholarships will be available to accepted applicants. Vital Voices will cover all travel expenses (flight, accommodations, meals, visa fees) for the 3-4-day in-person training.

Apply now through August 31, 2019. 


VV GROW Fellowship 2020 Application

Application Instructions

The deadline to apply is August 31, 2019.

This application should take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete. You will be able to save your answers and return to the application at any time. To do this, click the “Save and Continue Later” box that appears at the top right corner of the application in each section and provide your email address. You will then receive an email with a personal link that you can use to return to your application.

In order to help you prepare for filling out the application, you can view this PDF version of the application for more information about the questions that will be asked. If you would like to keep the instructions as your reference, you can also download them HERE.

The application must be completed by the person applying for the Fellowship and must be completed in English. If selected, please note that your invitation is NON-TRANSFERABLE. This includes another owner or employee of the business. ONLY the selected applicant is eligible to participate in the fellowship.

If you encounter questions or challenges with the survey, please email with the subject line: VV GROW Fellowship Application