United States

United States Application Due: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. CDT

To view the sample Workforce Development Application and/or submit your Application, visit the Apply page. If you have questions about your login, please contact Project Accelerator staff.

United States Human-Centered Design Assignment Due: Friday, February 3, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. CDT

See the Human-Centered Design page for detailed information.

United States Final Impact Report Due: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. CDT

See the Final Impact Report page for detailed information.

Final Impact Reports will be judged and National Grand Prizes will be awarded at the 2017 Enactus United States National Exposition.


All Enactus United States teams with projects that have outcomes completed between May 1, 2016 and April 19, 2017 meeting the Workforce Development program goals, criteria and reporting requirements are eligible to apply. Up to sixty-five (65) teams in the United States will receive a $1,500 USD grant to complete their projects. Projects must assist women in the United States.

Whether you’re new to the Women’s Economic Empowerment Project or a returning team, read the Creating Quality and Engaging Workforce Development Projects sheet for tips and recommended resources before submitting your Application.

If you participated in the Women’s Economic Empowerment Project during 2015–2016, please connect with the woman and/or women you empowered last year. If they need further assistance, this may be your 2016–2017 Women’s Economic Empowerment project if it meets this year’s criteria. If your team is unable to provide additional assistance, please help them find a local resource. You will be required to provide follow-up information on your 2016–2017 Final Impact Report.


Participating Enactus teams must:

  • Submit a complete Application before your country deadline
  • Complete an online Human-Centered Design assignment before your country deadline
  • Make Check Points with Enactus staff when requested
  • Submit a complete Final Impact Report before your country deadline
  • Agree to all Women’s Economic Empowerment Terms and Conditions (found on the sample Application)

Participating teams are required to make Check Points with Enactus staff. Check Points are typically 15-to-30 minute conference calls, one-on-one calls or Skype sessions that allow Enactus teams to update Enactus staff on their Women’s Economic Empowerment project. Check Points should be made with the team Project Lead, but may also include the team Advisor(s), Alternate Project Lead and other active students related to the project. Check Points may address, but are not limited to:

  • Project details and necessary changes
  • Successes and challenges
  • Meeting the Enactus Judging Criterion
  • Measurement tracking and Final Impact Report preparation
  • Grant fund usage
  • Project media
  • Project partners
  • Questions and concerns from Enactus team

United States National Grand Prizes

1st Place: $5,000 USD
2nd Place: $4,000 USD
3rd Place: $3,000 USD
3 Finalists: $1,000 USD each


For questions about the Women’s Economic Empowerment Project in the United States:

Tiffany Haney
Project Manager, Enactus United States