The ten selected organizations and social businesses will participate in training and mentoring modules in several areas, to generate more social impact in their regions of operation.
The Neoenergia and Ekloos Institutes have just announced the ten organizations and social businesses selected in the third edition of the Impactô Social Acceleration Program, the first one focused on female leaders. The program, which this year included civil society organizations, community associations, collectives, and social businesses led by women in the areas of education, culture, environment, renewable energy, territorial development, and technology, also brought as a novelty its realization, for the first time, in the states of Paraná, Minas Gerais, Goiás, and Piauí, as well as Bahia.
"In this edition of Impactô, we wanted to recognize women's initiatives that generate social impacts in their regions, in alignment with our work, in 2021, very focused on the promotion and achievement of SDG 5 (Gender Equality). And it was a huge challenge, given the many inspiring proposals for social transformation in these regions. We arrived in territories where we had never worked before and experienced a very diverse selection process, with the opportunity to get to know the stories of women working for social transformation in these locations. We are very excited with the possibility of potentializing even more this impact", says Renata Chagas, Neoenergia Institute's CEO.
The program, which includes training sessions and mentoring by professionals from the Ekloos Institute, in financial, administrative, and marketing management modules, among others, will begin in August.
"Working with female leaders in regions outside the major centers enables the creation of new references for Brazil's social scene," says Andréa Gomides, founder of Ekloos Institute.
At the end of Impactô Women, the OSCs and Social Businesses will present their proposals to a panel of specialists, and may compete for a financial contribution of R$ 90 thousand, to be shared among those with the best performance in their proposals.
Check out the selected organizations and social businesses:
About Neonergia Institute: The purpose of the Institute is to foster the development of social actions in the areas where Neoenergia, its maintainer, operates through its businesses in energy generation, transmission, trading and distribution, with Coelba (Bahia), Celpe (Pernambuco), Cosern (Rio Grande do Norte), Elektro (São Paulo/Mato Grosso do Sul) and Neoenergia Distribuição Brasília (Distrito Federal). For the 2018 to 2022 cycle, the challenge of the Neoenergia Institute is to collaborate directly with the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, established by the UN. The main objectives are to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the most vulnerable people and the commitment to sustainable development, by carrying out and supporting projects within the following pillars: Training and Research, Biodiversity and Climate Change, Art and Culture, Social Action and Institutional Collaboration, which seeks alliances to achieve the SDGs.
About Ekloos Institute: Ekloos Institute is a social accelerator that, during its 13 years of operation, has trained more than 5,000 entrepreneurs and accelerated more than 600 NGOs and businesses of social impact. With an Acceleration Program based on its own differentiated methodologies, it has been working with social initiatives in order to professionalize management, support sustainable development and stimulate innovation, enabling the increase of the social impact that each organization generates in its territory of operation.