Swedish Institute She Entrepreneurs Leadership Program 2024 |Funded

Swedish Institute She Entrepreneurs Leadership Program 2024 |Funded

Are you an entrepreneur with a vision ​​to make​ an impact on society through your business? Do you want to take the next steps to grow​ your enterprise? Become part of a strong network of impact-driven female founders in the Middle East, North Africa, and Türkiye through the ​leadership program​ – She Entrepreneurs.​​ ​

She Entrepreneurs is a leadership program for highly motivated women entrepreneurs in the Middle East, North Africa, and Türkiye who are building sustainable and scalable businesses that contribute to driving social and/or environmental change. ​In the past years that​​ the program ​has been running, many entrepreneurs​​ received support that helped them become successful in expanding and increasing their impact.

She Entrepreneurs ​offers​ practical and hands-on leadership training based on real business experience, collaborative learning,​ and participant-centric design. The program provides tangible tools, insights, and connections for participants who want to grow their businesses and develop as entrepreneurs​ as well as leaders.

Running​ over ​the course of ​six months, the program ​combines regular online workshops and ​online ​mentoring ​with one ​week of ​intensive,​ onsite learning in Stockholm in September. If you are ready to scale up the impact of your business and want to become part of a strong network of ​​like-minded​ women who can support and inspire you on your journey – then She Entrepreneurs is the program for you.

Costs

  • Your flights to and from Stockholm.
  • Your accommodation and most of the meals ​during the program’s onsite ​​​learning week in Stockholm,​ Sweden.
  • Your insurance during the program’s onsite ​​​learning week​ in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • All training ​​online and onsite material.

Eligibility

  • You are welcome to submit your application if you are a woman entrepreneur born between 1978 – and 1999 with a business that:
    • is already operational and ready to expand;
    • has the potential to develop a financially sustainable business model and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by driving social and/or environmental change;
    • is based in Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia or Türkiye.
  • ​Program participants must​ be ​citizens​ of one of the ​countries mentioned above and have a proficient command of both written and spoken English.

Program Timeline

She Entrepreneurs runs for ​​​about​ six months and combines regular online workshops, learning groups,​ and ​​mentoring ​with one ​week of ​intensive,​ onsite learning in Stockholm in September. You should plan to dedicate around ​​​five​ hours per week to the program.

  • Online training and mentorship (End of April – mid-November 2024)​     ​
    The training is ​​​based on​ a highly practical approach that allows you to apply ​the knowledge​ and ​​​insight gained through it​ directly to your business. Regular online workshops are organized on different topics that help you grow your turnover and operations, build a resilient leadership and team,​ and follow​ ​up on the targets you set for your social or environmental contribution. The workshops are led by experienced entrepreneurs and experts. Joint workshops and smaller learning groups give plenty of opportunities to meet other entrepreneurs in similar situations and to make new connections. Throughout the program, you will also have access to coaching and mentorship based on your various needs.
  • Onsite learning week in Stockholm (September​ 2024)
    The programme in Stockholm will take place ​​9​ ​–​ 15 September (​arriving on​ 9 September and departing on​ 15 September). It will be an intensive ​week of ​learning,​ combining workshops, mentoring, field visits, and networking. The dates and timings are preliminary and may change. An exact schedule will be sent at the beginning of the program.

Evaluation Criteria

The Swedish Institute appoints a selection committee consisting of senior entrepreneurs and field experts. Each application is evaluated by two different members of the selection committee.

Each application is evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Business potential
  • Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • The potential of the applicant as an entrepreneur

Deadline: March 12, 2024

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