Tips to Maximize Your Final Impact Report

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We know teams have been working hard this year to empower their target audience. When we’re talking to teams through phone calls, Skype chats and campus visits, we feel the enthusiasm and energy you have for your projects. Sometimes, it’s hard to translate all the work you’ve done over the last year in the Final Impact Report. Here are some tips to make the most of your submission:

  • Strategically plan which activities and accomplishments you want to highlight in the report. Believe me, we wish you could submit 100 pages of information about how awesome your project was. But in the business world, it’s important to learn how to communicate efficiently.
  • At the same time, don’t sell yourselves short. Maximize the character limits of each answer and make every word count. Don’t submit a single sentence answer when you could write a paragraph about your accomplishments.
  • Don’t provide vague answers. Be specific and provide supporting details.
  • Outcomes are extremely important to showcase the success of your project. Complete the Project Data table to show the tangible results you delivered. Use the Project Narrative to back up your claims.
  • Quality is more important than quantity. We’re looking for in-depth, meaningful impacts. Don’t estimate outputs and outcomes. We want to know the actual, direct results of your project.
  • Sometimes it’s hard to describe the intangible impacts of your project. In addition to using quantifiable evidence, include quotes from your project beneficiaries to demonstrate how you improved their quality of life.

If you have questions about the Final Impact Report, let us know! We’re happy to help!

 

Stay Connected

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Women’s Empowerment teams,
Thank you for all of the hard work you have done so far with your projects!
Please stay connected with me during your winter break. I would love to see updates and photos as you continue empowering your communities.
Remember to use the # WEE_Enactus social media hashtag to promote your projects.

I will use the material you share with me to update our Project Partnership sponsors on your progress.

Warm regards,
Tiffany Haney
thaney@enactus.org

Congrats to Enactus Canada Women’s Empowerment Teams

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Enactus Canada has announced the 9 teams participating in the 2015-2016 Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership! We look forward to seeing these teams empower female entrepreneurs in Canada to build their skills and knowledge to boost their economic success.

Here are the 9 Enactus Canada teams that are competing in the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership along with the names of their projects:

George Brown College, Girls Going Forward
Lambton College, The Cube
Laurentian University, Moose Cree Initiative
Ryerson University, Project Pathway
Saint Mary’s University, Options Nova
University of Calgary, Empower
University of Ottawa, ReStitch
University of Toronto, Catapult
University of Windsor, CookStart Inc.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

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Today is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. To celebrate, we’re highlighting the impact that Enactus teams are generating through the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership by empowering female entrepreneurs.

Enactus teams are providing skills, mentorship and resources for women in Brazil, Canada, China, India and Mexico who want to start or improve their business. Since 2012, Enactus teams in these countries have empowered thousands of women.

An example of this empowerment can be seen in the Shri Ram College of Commerce Enactus team’s “Azmat” project. Through project Azmat, which means dignity in Urdu, the team has liberated 18 female manual scavengers by teaching them how to produce laundry detergent as a humane and sustainable livelihood. Instead of depending on meager wages by cleaning pit toilets, these women are now part of a micro-enterprise. The women were provided extensive detergent making training, along with basic financial and literacy training sessions. As a result, the women now have a reliable income to support their families. Just as importantly, they now lead their lives with pride and dignity.

Earlier we used to clean toilets with our bare hands. We were susceptible to diseases like head ache, fever, nausea. We were maltreated by the upper castes. They looked at us with disgust. We were paid for our labour in kind. After Enactus came into our lives, our incomes rose. We now earn a better living. They taught us the process of making detergent very well, and now we are adept at manufacturing, packaging and selling detergent to local shops. – Woman impacted by Azmat project

Check out our Project Showcase page to learn about other impactful WEE projects. This year 77 Enactus teams in Brazil, Canada, China, India and Mexico will start or continue their women’s entrepreneurial training projects with plans for deep and sustainable impact. Enactus is excited to empower women through this training and proudly supports Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! #WomenWoW

Congrats to Enactus India Women’s Empowerment Teams

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Enactus India has announced the 19 teams to participate in the 2015-2016 Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership! We are excited to see these teams empower female entrepreneurs in India to build their skills and knowledge to boost their economic success.

Here are the 19 Enactus India teams that are competing in the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership (you can also find the announcement on Facebook here):

BITS Pilani Goa
College of Vocational Studies
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
Delhi Technological University (DTU)
Dr. S.S. Bhatnagar University Institute Of Chemical Engineering and Technology
Hindu College
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indraprastha College for Women
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR)
Lady Shri Ram College
Miranda House
Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering
National Power Training Institute
Ramjas College
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC)
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
Vellore Institute of Technology

Congrats to Enactus USA Women’s Empowerment Teams

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Enactus USA is excited to announce the participating team of the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership. With support from the Walmart Foundation, these teams have been awarded a $1,500 grant to empower women with resources needed to succeed in the workforce.

Here are the 73 Enactus USA teams that are competing in the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership:

Anderson University – SC
Arkansas Tech University
Ashland University
Azusa Pacific University
Belmont University
Blue Ridge Community College – VA
Brown University
Bryant University
Canisius College
Carroll University
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Christopher Newport University
Cornerstone University
Eastern University
Eckerd College
Ferrum College
Flagler College
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Gulf Coast State College
Indiana University East
Indiana University Kokomo
Malone University
Mercy College
Missouri State University
Montgomery College – MD
Mount Mercy University
North Lake College
Northwest Arkansas Community College
Northwest Missouri State University
Ohio University Main Campus
Oklahoma Baptist University
Penn State Abington
Penn State Altoona
Pittsburg State University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Raritan Valley Community College

Roberts Wesleyan College
Rock Valley College
Rocky Mountain College
San Antonio College
Savannah State University
Southeast Community College-NE
Southeastern University – Lakeland, FL
Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge
Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwestern Adventist University
Spring Arbor University
St. Norbert College
Stratford University – Baltimore Campus
SUNY Oswego
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University
Texas Southern University
The University of Arizona
The University of Findlay
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of West Alabama
Union University
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland College Park
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Georgia
University of South Florida
Valparaiso University
Washington Adventist University
West Texas A and M University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Wiley College
Wilkes University

Six Years of Women’s Empowerment

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Hello Enactus teams,

The 2015-2016 academic year marks the sixth year of the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership. We are excited to see the continued transformation you will bring to the lives of women around the world this year!

Enactus USA teams: because of your commitment to women’s empowerment, women are creating resumes for the first time, obtaining skills necessary for employment, learning to navigate the job market, building confidence for the interview process, gaining employment and job promotions. The impact generated by Enactus teams in Brazil, Canada, China, India and Mexico is just as impressive. Female entrepreneurs are developing a solid foundation to launch or expand their business as you show them how to create marketing strategies, properly track cash flow, streamline production and obtain other vital skills.

Over the last five years, Enactus teams participating in this Project Partnership have empowered:

  • 22,161 women with workforce and entrepreneurial trainingmission
  • 4,547 women to gain employment
  • 2,662 women to earn a promotion
  • 1,590 women to launch their own business
  • 1,296 existing female business owners to increase their revenue

This year, with the Walmart Foundation, Enactus will be awarding grants to teams in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico and the United States to implement women’s empowerment projects. Visit your country’s page for details.

Apply Now

This year, let’s empower even more women to improve their livelihoods. You will have a lasting impact on individuals, families and communities as you work side-by-side with women to enable them to apply their talents and ideas. Together, we are enabling progress!

Warm regards,
Tiffany Haney
thaney@enactus.org

Thank You Enactus USA Women’s Empowerment Teams

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Enactus United States teams,

It’s been a great year of empowering women with workforce development through the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership. Collectively, you have prepared over 900 women to enter the workforce or improve their careers. As a result, over 150 women have obtained employment to date. More importantly, women are reporting increased confidence and hope for the future:

“After the Personal and Professional Certification Program I feel confident, ready and prepared to strive for the job I want.” -Empowered by University of Florida Enactus

“I learned to face my fears of being a felon that this is not the end for me. There is a bright future ahead of me in the employment world.” -Empowered by Rocky Mountain College Enactus

“When I got the job, it was like WHOA. I have a misdemeanor on my record and someone is going to offer me a job! Now I feel like I’m doing something where I’m actually moving forward.” -Empowered by Syracuse University Enactus

Stories like these show that you are all making a real difference. Congratulations to our Finalists and Grand Prize Winners. The Walmart Foundation has awarded these teams cash prizes for their exceptional work.

National 1st Place | $5,000: Southwest Minnesota State University
National 2nd Place | $4,000: Blue Ridge Community College – VA
National 3rd Place | $3,000: Rocky Mountain College

Finalists | $1,000 each:
Pittsburg State University
University of North Georgia
Washington Adventist University

Keep enabling progress,
Kathryn Atchley
Project Manager, Global Partnerships
Enactus

Top Team for United States WEE Announcement

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The Walmart Foundation and Enactus United States want to thank all of the Enactus US teams that participated in Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership. You have done impactful work, which has built long-term success. We appreciate your dedication to these projects!

I am pleased to announce the 2014–2015 Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership top teams:

  • Blue Ridge Community College – VA
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • University of North Georgia
  • Washington Adventist University

From these top teams, three will be selected as Grand Prize Award winners and presented trophies on-stage at our 2015 National Exposition in St. Louis. The remaining three teams will be named project Finalists. Congratulations!

Warm regards,

Tiffany Haney

Enactus US Teams Receive Walmart Project Partnership Grants

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Hi teams,

We want to send a special thank you to all Enactus United States teams who applied for the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership. Please join me in congratulating the 73 Enactus US teams who will be participating in the 2014–2015 program. Click here to see the full list.

This is the fifth year of the Walmart WEE Project Partnership in the US. Last year, participating Enactus US teams worked side-by-side with women to provide workforce training to equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce. As a result, over 40 women received certifications to enhance their credentials, nearly 30 women enrolled in college and over 240 women obtained employment.
CTC Enactus QuoteI know teams will continue to make real progress towards women’s economic empowerment in 2014–2015. We can’t wait to see the success of your projects!

Warm regards,

Kathryn Atchley
Project Manager, Global Partnerships
Enactus