On March 8th 2017, and on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, INNOVEST Middle East awarded Vital Voices Global Partnership the annual INNOVEST Passion Award for their VV GROW Fellowship Program in the MENA region. The VV GROW Fellowship initiative is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program for women owners of small- and medium-sized businesses. Through global and regional online and in-person interventions, the program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their business and increase their leadership impact.
Alvin Allgood, Chief Operations Officer, and Malini Patel, Vice President of Economic Empowerment at Vital Voices Global Partnership, received the award on behalf of Vital Voices from Bassam Falah, Founder and Managing Director of INNOVEST Middle East. The awarding ceremony was held at the Vital Voices Global Partnership headquarters in Washington, DC.