She Entrepreneurs

Are you a woman with a vision? Do you want to develop as a social entrepreneur to lead change? Apply to She Entrepreneurs and become part of an active network of women and bring your social business initiative to a whole new level. Call for application opens on 6 September 2016.

She Entrepreneurs is a recognised leadership programme for young emerging women social entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) and Sweden. There is no fee for the programme. Travel, hotel and food expenses are covered by the Swedish Institute.

During a total of two and a half weeks at two separate occasions, the programme offers personal and professional development to women whose social enterprise delivers a solution for positive social change.

She Entrepreneurs allows women entrepreneurs to meet, inspire each other and share experiences on common challenges. Participants will emerge with a strong and active network of likeminded women who support each other in developing their social business initiative.

Participants will build on their knowledge of business elements, from branding to risk-taking. This programme enables a competitive advantage as participants develop their own social business initiative and acquire personal skills and innovative tools.

The hands-on and practical study programme consists of seminars, workshops and interactive learning methods combined with reflection sessions, team-building and practical exercises. Facilitators and expert mentors are available for guidance. There are also study visits and meetings with inspiring social entrepreneurs.

Application is open to women between the ages of 20 and 36 who are driven and have the ambition to develop an initiative aimed at positive social change through entrepreneurial principles. Applicants must be citizens of Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine*, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia or Yemen. Work on your social business must already be started and should be based and implemented in your country of citizenship or in one of the countries above.

Applicants must have a proficient command of both written and spoken English, as well as basic knowledge of the internet and new technologies.

*Palestinian ID holders, including Jerusalem ID.

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

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