Atlanta-based Womenetics is sponsoring two contests for a total of $22,000 to college students who are committed to researching international business issues affecting women.

The company provides programs and online content helping women gain the tools and expertise necessary to assume leadership positions.

Chicago-based U.S. Bank, a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, and Salt Lake, Utah-based Discover are partnering with Womenetics on the contests.                                        

Contestants must compose a 2,500-word essay discussing one of three topics.  The first place winner is to receive $5,000 and four second place winners are each to receive $1,500.

The prizes are the same for both contests. Contestants may enter each to improve their chances of winning but winners are to be awarded only once.

The deadline for submission of the essays is July 26.

The finalists in the U.S. Bank contest are to be recognized on Sept. 25 in Atlanta at the Global Women’s Initiative conference. Finalists in the Discover contest are to be recognized at a similar conference in Chicago on Nov. 13.

The topics for the U.S. Bank contest include the concept of shared value, women’s influence and innovation and the impact of women on corporate ethics.

The topics for the Discover contest include women on boards: shared value vs. quotas; plugging women into STEM and parenting and career = struggle.

To learn more about the contest, call Jana Dannheisser, the public relations and events coordinator at Womenetics, at 404-816-7224 or send an email to

Also, descriptions of both contests may be found by clicking here.