Publish Date: 
14 July, 2021
The Deadline for submission for applications for the WEgate awards is extended to September 22

Women entrepreneurs are vital contributors to the prosperity of Europe. Their hard work, innovative thinking and unwavering commitment truly help our economy grow and our society thrive. 

The WEgate Awards for Women Entrepreneurs in Europe celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of women across Europe that encapsulates all these qualities. They recognize women who distinguish themselves as business leaders, through passion and creativity in their ventures, contribution to advancing the status of other women in their entrepreneurial journey or through a greater social impact of their businesses.

The WEgate Awards are supported by the European Commission through COSME - Europe’s programme for small and medium-sized enterprises - as a pledge to promote women's economic empowerment. 


WEgate Award categories:

WEgate Nova Award for Women Entrepreneurship in Europe: awarded to a WE running a newly established business (maximum three years) demonstrating outstanding qualities in setting-up and growing a business with a strong socio-economic potential.

WEgate Magna Award for Women Entrepreneurship in Europe: awarded to a WE running an established business able to demonstrate successful scale of a business with an innovative socio-economic or environmental  approach.

 WEgate Impulse Award for Women Entrepreneurship in Europe: awarded to a WE acting as a champion enhancing the status of Women Entrepreneurs and/or leading an organization running initiatives or providing services that encourage and support other WE in her community


Submit your application

We want to recognize and reward the passion and creativity of Women Entrepreneurs across Europe! Below you will find all the resources necessary for the submission of the applications for the WEgate Awards:

The Deadline for Submission is extended to September 22

All applications must be submitted directly via email, sending the required documents, before the set deadline of 22 September at 17.00 CET to the following email address:

Participate today and be the example you want to follow. These awards are open to all kinds of companies of all sizes. Don't be discouraged by thinking your project might not be worth it, as every contribution could help women entrepreneurs thrive in Europe!


WEgate Awards Prizes

Winners of the awards will become ambassadors in the WEgate community! Furthermore but they will also have access to some unique opportunities, kindly offered by EY:


WEgate Awards Ceremony

The winners of the WEgate Awards for Women Entrepreneurs in Europe will be announced in the framework of the WEgate Summit, which will hold its second edition virtually on the 7th of October 2021 in the presence of the Awards partners, sponsors and the WEgate Community. 

The WEgate Awards are an initiative of the European Gateway for Women’s Entrepreneurship - WEgate - an e-platform launched by the European Commission  through the COSME programme, to accompany the growing and diverse network of stakeholders engaged in supporting women entrepreneurs across Europe.