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Recently around the Hub (aka Hera Hub Phoenix), we’ve been discussing the UN’s Sustainability Goals and how we affect and impact them.  Some of the top goals revolve around women and many of the goals are in areas that women business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals especially delve into through their work, their business, or even their nonprofit involvement.  A few weeks ago at the book launch for Love & Fear, Shantinee Munthree discussed not only the UN’s 17 goals, but also made a call for action for all women to pick one goal that they will help contribute to transform the world.  These 17 goals are listed below.

In light of these goals and the impact women have on the world, the UN also launched the WE Empower Challenge for all women businesses worldwide—and its supported by ASU’s School of Sustainability–our own neighbors!! The WE Empower Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030.  Their goals are to honor, invest and ignite the change that women entrepreneurs and business owners have around the globe.  This is something many of us know, and we speak much about at the hub.  If you want to join the challenge and know of other women who are working night and day to transform the world, encourage them to apply.   Let’s all honor, invest and ignite women worldwide!!  Link to apply and full posts.

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal