Institution: Swedish Institute
City (Metropolitan Area): Stockholm
Study Levels: Mid-career
Start Date: June 9, 2019
End Date: September 21, 2019
Application Deadline: January 10, 2019
Funding: Covers all costs
The She Entrepreneurs program is a well-established leadership program for female entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa region. Open to applicants from a range of countries, the program helps talented women take their business initiative and acumen to a higher level.
Candidates from the following nations are invited to apply: Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Yemen, Tunisia, Palestine, Egypt, and Algeria. Applicants should have a strong business vision and be interested in acquiring the tools and methods needed to develop their businesses. It is designed for women who have already begun building their businesses, and are interested in making them more effective and valuable. The program offers personal and professional development that lead toward the development of an equal and sustainable society.
In addition to providing women with the opportunity to develop their business initiatives and to acquire personal skills, it grants them access to innovative tools and entrepreneurial skill development. Candidates will leave the program with a finely tuned knowledge of topics like communication, sales, finance, funding, branding, and business development. They will be granted individual feedback on their business initiatives from leading entrepreneurs and mentors, and will also gain access to a powerful and prominent network of like minded women.
The program is separated into two and a half weeks, each divided into two modules at different times. This intensive program offers a full-day schedule and multiple evening activities. The first module, held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 9-20, is set up with a practical approach that includes workshops, lectures, and networking. This first module is dedicated to developing a personal business initiative and acquiring knowledge of topics like funding, communication, marketing, and business modeling.
The second module will be held held in Stockholm, Sweden from September 15 to 21. The focus of this module will be to build and expand a business network through hands-on activities like workshops, meetings with mentors, and seminars.
All costs are covered and arranged by the Swedish Institute, including training, accommodations, food, domestic transport, flight tickets, insurance, and visa costs. Selected candidates are only responsible for domestic travel and airport transfer in the home country and insurance when modules are located outside of Sweden.
To apply, candidates must download and fill out the She Entrepreneurs 2019 application form, and upload the completed form, an updated CV, and contact information for two reference persons. They should also upload a photo. Once the application process is complete, about sixty shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.
The call for applications to the 2019 program will be released on January 10, 2019. At this time, more detailed information about the program design and eligibility criteria will also be released.
To learn more and apply, click here.