Call for application – She Entrepreneurs 2013

Are you a young woman with a vision? Do you want to contribute to sustainable change? Apply to She Entrepreneurs, a Swedish Institute leadership program, and become part of a unique network of women social entrepreneurs.

She Entrepreneurs is a leadership program for young emerging women social entrepreneurs in Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank-Gaza and Yemen. The program aims to give the participants innovative tools for sustainable change while seeking to create a unique network of women change-makers. She Entrepreneurs offers inspiration, tools and networks aimed at building collaborative strategies and expanding partnerships between Sweden and the countries involved in the program.

She Entrepreneurs focuses on young women social entrepreneurs in the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden. The program runs for one year, with participants meeting for ten days in Sweden and one week in the MENA region. During the first module in Sweden, participants are provided with tools needed to develop a social project for sustainable change in their country or region. In between the meetings, the participants work on their own projects locally, coached by group mentors over digital platforms.

The participants are offered the opportunity to meet Swedish organizations as well as leading social and business entrepreneurs. Through the program, participants become part of an active network that strengthens the role of women and supports personal and professional development.

Who can apply?

  • Women between the ages of 20 and 32
  • From Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank-Gaza and Yemen W
  • Who have the ambition and interest to use social entrepreneurship to further develop and implement a social project that has already been initiated.
  • Who have good knowledge of both written and spoken English as well as basic knowledge of the Internet and social media like Facebook and Twitter.

You will find the application procedure in the left column. There is no fee for the program. Travel, hotel and food expenses are included in the program.

Deadline: November 2, 2012

Skype interviews: December 4-14, 2012

Accepted applicants will be informed by: January 18, 2013

She Entrepreneurs 2013: April 6–17, 2013

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Contact Ulrika Rosvall Levin, Program Manager, at [email protected] or Camilla Eriksson, Communications Officer, at [email protected]