She Entrepreneurs

She Entrepreneurs is a leadership programme for young emerging women social entrepreneurs in the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden. The programme aims to give the participants innovative tools for sustainable change while seeking to create an active network of women changemakers.

She Entrepreneurs runs for one year, with participants meeting for ten days in Sweden and one week in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In between the modules, the participants work on their own initiative locally, coached by group mentors over digital platforms.

The participants are social entrepreneurs from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Yemen and Sweden who address social challenges and strive for positive social change through initiatives based on entrepreneurial principles. During the programme participants are provided with inspiration, knowledge and tools to develop a business idea for sustainable change that they have already started working on in their country or region. Through the programme, participants are also offered the opportunity to meet leading social and business entrepreneurs as well as become a part of an active network of women social entrepreneurs that supports personal and professional development.

The call for applications for She Entrepreneurs 2016 is now closed and it is no longer possible to apply.

More information about She Entrepreneurs

The She Entrepreneurs handbook

Toolbox for the social business is a handbook on social entrepreneurship that has been developed by the Swedish Institute for the She Entrepreneurs Programme. The book is available for free online.

She Entrepreneurs participants reading the handbook. Photo: Cecilia Larsson Lantz

She Entrepreneurs participants reading the handbook. Photo: Cecilia Larsson Lantz

Contacts at the Swedish Institute

She Entrepreneurs in social media

Watch the She Entrepreneurs video that was recorded during the first year of the programme (2011).

Related pages

  • About the programme

    The She Entrepreneurs programme includes the following areas: Knowledge building: theoretical and practical seminars, workshops and discussions on topics such as leadership, social entrepreneurship, business communications, branding, finance and funding. Project work: with inspiration and ...

  • Application procedure

    Below you find information on how to apply to the leadership programme She Entrepreneurs. Who can apply to the She Entrepreneurs programme? You should have drive, ambition and interest to use social entrepreneurship to implement a ...