Mazars has become a supporting partner of Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World, a joint initiative from Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, helping young social entrepreneurs create a better world for women and girls throughout Asia Pacific. Together with MasterCard, projects promoting financial inclusion through social entrepreneurship can now increase their chances of securing a US$10,000 grant in order to implement their inspired ideas. Eligible projects include financial literacy programs, micro lending initiatives, and products, services or technology that equip women and girls with greater access to finance.
Mazars had previously volunteered last year by performing pro-bono financial due diligence on the social enterprises that competed in the previous Project Inspire edition. This new partnership allows Mazars to play an active role in the support of social entrepreneurship and women empowerment in Asia Pacific.
For the sixth edition of Project Inspire, the global challenge asks young change-makers between ages 18 to 35 to share how their ideas are empowering women and girls in Asia and the Pacific through safety and security. To provide additional support, all applications submitted before 31st May 2016 stand an exclusive chance at receiving tailored feedback from UN Women, Singapore Committee. Ten applicants will get to hear how their applications can be improved for a re-submission. With this incentive, young change-makers are encouraged to communicate their ideas effectively to stand out from the rest. Final submission deadline is 1st July 2016.