Swedish Institute announces She Entrepreneurs Program 2019

Deadline: 5 February 2019

Do you want to take your businesses to a new level and develop both as an entrepreneur and a leader? Become part of a strong network of women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa region through our leadership programme. If yes, then apply for the She Entrepreneurs 2019.

Swedish Institute (SI) is seeking applications for its She Entrepreneurs 2019 that is a leadership programme for highly motivated women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who are building successful and sustainable businesses with the potential to make a difference in their societies.

She Entrepreneurs is a practical and hands-on leadership training based on real business experiences and collaborative learning. The programme provides tangible tools, insights and connections for participants who want to grow their businesses and develop both as entrepreneurs and as leaders.

The programme runs over four months with two separate assemblies (modules) taking place in the city of Stockholm – one of Europe’s leading hubs for entrepreneurs.

Programme Structure

She Entrepreneurs is made up of two separate modules over the year. In between the modules, applicant will also have monthly online follow-ups with their mentor. Module 1 runs for 12 days and Module 2 for 7 days. Both modules will take place in Stockholm. It is an intensive programme with full daily schedules and many evening activities. All selected participants will have to commit to participating in all the activities of both Module 1 and 2

  • Module 1 (in Stockholm, Sweden, 9 – 20 June 2019)
  • Module 2 (in Stockholm, Sweden, 15 – 21 September 2019)

Benefits

  • Training and content
  • Accommodation, food and domestic transport during the programme
  • Flight tickets to and from module 1 and 2
  • Insurance covering acute illness and accident when in Sweden
  • Visa costs

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants are welcome to submit their application if applicant are a woman entrepreneur between the age of 22 and 45 with a business that:
    • is already operational;
    • has the potential to develop a financially sustainable business model, generate a positive social impact, and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals;
    • is based in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco or Palestine.
  • In addition, applicant should:
    • have a proficient command of both written and spoken English;
    • be willing to pay it forward by contributing at least two hours of pro bono mentorship to a junior entrepreneur in their home country during the programme.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia

For more information, please visit https://si.se/en/apply/leadership-programmes/she-entrepreneurs/

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