Best Economic Empowerment Program Finalists

The Citizen award for this category recognizes a company’s work to empower individuals through economic and business empowerment initiatives. Eligible initiatives could focus on a number of topics including financial inclusion, financial literacy, women’s economic empowerment, small & medium-sized business empowerment, diversity & inclusion, veterans, access to water & energy, access to finance, food security, or job skills training among others.

2013 Finalists


Citi 2013 Winner!

The Citi Foundation has helped to expand global access to financial products and services through its Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, which enables entrepreneurs to gain financing and training for businesses that make a difference in local communities. Learn more



UPS makes employment, mentorship, training, and franchise ownership more accessible to veterans as the men and women of America’s Armed Forces return home from active duty. Learn more


Walmart 2013 Winner!

Walmart’s “Empowering Women Together” program provides market access to women entrepreneurs around the world. The result is greater economic opportunity for women, their families, and communities. Learn more