The Swedish Institute is currently inviting applications for the She Entrepreneurs Leadership Programme 2021 for women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa 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 five months with two separate assemblies (modules) taking place in the city of Stockholm – one of Europe’s leading hubs for entrepreneurs. If you are ready to take your business to the next level and want to become part of a strong network of like-minded women that can support and inspire you on your journey – then She Entrepreneurs is the programme for you.

Worth of Award

Costs covered and arranged by Swedish Institute

  • 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 expenses exceeding 500 SEK (approx 60 USD)

Costs covered and arranged by you

  • Domestic travel / airport transfer in your home country
  • Visa expenses below 500 SEK (approx 60 USD)

Others

  • The opportunity to plan and strategise for your business in an inspiring and collaborative learning environment.
  • Regular support and input through sessions with expert mentors on an individual level as well as through group coaching.
  • Increased self-awareness as a leader and a deepened understanding of how to build effective and motivated teams.
  • Increased knowledge on topics such as business development, communication, business innovation, growing through partnerships, finance and funding
  • New perspectives on responsible and sustainable business practices from a social and an environmental perspective, as well as tangible tools for measuring your value creation.
  • A strong and active network of like-minded women entrepreneurs. 

Eligibility

Women entrepreneurs between the age of 22 and 45 (born 1975 – 1999) with a business that:

  • Is already operational and ready to expand;
  • 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.
  • Have a proficient command of both written and spoken English;
  • Be willing to contribute at least two hours of pro bono mentorship to a junior entrepreneur in your home country during the programme.
  • There are no exceptions to the eligibility requirements

How to Apply

Only applicants who have submitted a complete application will be considered for the programme. These are the steps in the application process:

  • Download and fill out the She Entrepreneurs 2021 Application form
  • Go to the application portal
  • Upload the completed application form in English, including your contact details and the contact details of one reference person
  • Upload an updated CV in English
  • Upload a photo (not compulsory).

Deadline: Applications for She Entrepreneurs Leadership Programme will close on February 2, 2021

Click here for more details and to apply