Apply to the She Entrepreneurs Program 2017 (Fully Funded)

Apply to the She Entrepreneurs Program 2017 (Fully Funded)

Deadline: October 6, 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. During a total of two and a half weeks on two separate occasions, the She Entrepreneurs programme offers personal and professional development to women whose social enterprise delivers a solution for positive social change.

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.


  • Travel, hotel and food expenses are covered by the Swedish Institute.


  • Applicants should have the drive, ambition and interest to use social entrepreneurship to implement a social business initiative that you have already started working on
  • Be a citizen of Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia or Yemen
  • Your social business initiative should be based and implemented in your country of citizenship or in one of the countries of the She Entrepreneurs programme listed above;
  • Be between 20 and 36 years old
  • Have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English.

Application Process

The call for applications will open on September 6, 2016. A complete application consists of:

  • a completed application form in English, including your contact details and the contact details of two reference persons*
  • an updated CV in English
  • a photo (not compulsory).

Organizers may contact the reference persons of the applicants who are selected for an interview. They accept references who speak English, Arabic and French.

Important Dates

  • Call for application opens: September 6, 2016
  • Deadline for application: October 6, 2016
  • Skype interviews: November 7–11, 2016
  • Selected participants will be informed: (No later than) December 10, 2016
  • She Entrepreneurs 2016 module 1 in Sweden: March 27 – April 7, 2017
  • She Entrepreneurs 2016 module 2, location to be confirmed: September 16–22, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the application form, please send an email to [email protected]

For more information, visit She Entrepreneurs 2017.