A global competition that celebrates youth leadership and the power of innovative thinking
Dallas–(Antara/Business Wire)–The Mary Kay Corporation, a leading advocate for women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, has announced its third annual announcement World Innovation Championship
(WSI) in partnership with Entrepreneurship Education Network
(NFTE). The global competition invites young people between the ages of 13 and 24 to test their critical thinking skills and participate in solving some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today to promote United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
(Sustainable Development Goals).
The Mary Kay Challenge at WSI begins on September 15, coinciding with World Cleaning Day
. The Mary Kay Challenge encourages young entrepreneurs to come up with innovative solutions to tackle them UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below water
. Specifically, students are challenged to design a solution to enhance the conservation and/or protection of the world’s marine ecosystems and coastal communities.
“All life began on Earth and depends on our oceans. Water is the most valuable resource on our planet, and it is imperative that we not only respect it, but do our part to protect it,” said Deborah Gibbins, Chief Operating Officer, Mary Kay. It is already addressing these critical areas of concern and leading conservation efforts. We are excited to see how the world’s youth can help advance ecosystems and conserve biodiversity globally.”
“The Mary Kay Global Oceans Conservations Challenge dares our WSI competitors to think hard about water quality,” said Dr. J.D. Larroque, NFTE President and CEO. “In the classroom, students learn that water is central to a healthy ecosystem. However, through experiences like WSI, they become mandated to conserve this resource. They can think of ways to nurture marine life, protect oceans, and secure affordable access to clean drinking water. , protecting water resources from pollution, tackling over-consumption, or helping preserve our ecosystem for future generations. This is powerful.”
NFTE is a global, non-profit educational institution focused on bringing the power of entrepreneurship to low-income communities. Since its founding more than 35 years ago, NFTE has trained thousands of teachers and taught more than one million young people worldwide. Each fall, NFTE launches a new set of challenges for the WSI competition and invites corporate sponsors to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Citi Foundation presents the 2022 NFTE World Innovation and Challenge Championship sponsored by Mary Kay Inc. and MetLife Foundation, Mastercard, Bank of the West, Link, Maxar, Ernst & Young, LLP (EY), ServiceNow, and Zuora. The top three winners will be announced in early 2023.
About Mary Kay
An original glass ceiling breaker, Mary Kay Ash founded her dream beauty company in 1963 with one goal: to enrich women’s lives. This dream has blossomed into a multi-billion dollar company with millions of independent sales team members in nearly 40 countries. As an Entrepreneurial Development Company, Mary Kay is committed to empowering women on their journey through education, mentorship, advocacy, networking, and innovation. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing the latest in skincare, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements, and fragrances. Mary Kay believes in enriching lives today for a sustainable tomorrow, partnering with organizations around the world with a focus on promoting business excellence, supporting cancer research, promoting gender equality, protecting domestic violence survivors, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to pursue their dreams. Learn more through marykayglobal.com
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