Women etics and U.S. Bank have teamed up to offer the Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship, which awards $11,000 to college students interested in international women’s issues. The companies encourage undergraduates to research and create awareness about international business issues affecting women. There will be one $5,000 first place winner and four $1,500 second place winners. Finalists will be recognized September 25 in Atlanta at the Women etics Global Women’s Initiative (GWI) conference on Creating Shared Value: Powering Profits, Benefiting Society. The annual GWI conference convenes international thought leaders to discuss business solutions to social and economic issues. The deadline for entry is July 26. “Women etics and U.S. Bank recognize the power of our youth and we’re dedicated to connecting students interested in the advancement of women with those in vital, impactful roles,” says Elisabeth Marchant, president and CEO of Women etics. “We created the Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship program as a way to personally engage students in pressing women’s issues and leadership diversity.” “We are excited to join Women etics to present the U.S. Bank Prize, which we hope opens doors to opportunities that will help students make a difference in the lives of aspiring women around the globe,” says Pam Joseph, Vice Chairman of U.S. Bancorp Payment Services and Chairman of Elavon, Inc. To enter, undergraduates must compose a 2,500-word essay discussing one of three topics. An additional 200-word essay on how each student will use the award money is required. Finalists are invited to attend the conference and VIP reception. Each student who enters the competition is invited to attend the conference at a discounted rate. For information and to enter, visit Womenetics.comAbout WomeneticsWomen etics helps business profit tomorrow by advancing women as leaders today. The company provides targeted programs and substantive content to teach leading practices that can improve a company’s bottom line and inspire employees’ success by helping women gain the tools and expertise necessary to fully step into leadership. Recognized by Forbes magazine consecutively since 2010 as one of the Top 100 Websites for Women, Womenetics.com is a national online destination for women executives and for women who aspire to be. To join the conversation, visit www.Womenetics.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @womenetics. About Global Women’s Initiative conference on Creating Shared Value: Powering Profits, Benefiting SocietyToday’s challenges are tomorrow’s business opportunity. In our globally connected world, the success and health of communities matter to the bottom line of business. Women etics explores creating shared value as the 21 st century business approach that rewards competitiveness and generates revenue while simultaneously solving societal problems. This half-day conference will showcase varied perspectives from the corporate, nonprofit, academic and public policy sectors and reframe expectations of how business can profit and grow while doing good – particularly in the areas of sustainability, economic development and access to healthcare. About U.S. BankU.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $355 billion in assets as of March 31, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the company operates 3,080 banking offices in 25 states and 5,056 ATMs. The bank provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.