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Leadership programme She Entrepreneurs (MENA region)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 11, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 1, 2021
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She Entrepreneurs is a leadership programme for highly motivated women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa region who are building successful and sustainable businesses with the potential to make a difference in their societies.

In the past nine years that the programme has been running, many successful entrepreneurs received support that helped them expand.

She Entrepreneurs is a practical and hands-on leadership training based on real business experiences, collaborative learning and participant-centric design.

The programme provides tangible tools, insights and connections for participants who want to grow their businesses and develop as entrepreneurs, as well as leaders.

The programme runs over six months with interactive online seminars and regular mentor support followed by one on-site meeting in Stockholm in October 2021.*
*The on-site meeting will take place if the global pandemic situation allows, and of course with all necessary precautions.

She Entrepreneurs will give you:
a) The opportunity to plan and strategise for your business in an inspiring and collaborative learning environment.
b) Regular support and input through sessions with expert mentors on an individual level as well as through group coaching.
c) Increased self-awareness as a leader and deepened understanding of how to build effective and motivated teams, while also taking care of your own work-life balance and long-term wellbeing.
d) Increased knowledge on topics such as business development, communication, business innovation, crisis management, growing through partnerships, finance and funding.
e) New perspectives on responsible and sustainable business practices from a social and an environmental perspective, as well as tangible tools for measuring your value creation.
f) A strong and active community of likeminded women.

Utilize This Offer

If you are ready to take your business to the next level and want to become part of a strong network of likeminded women who can support and inspire you on your journey – then She Entrepreneurs is the programme for you.

She Entrepreneurs runs for six months and consists of interactive online workshops, regular mentor support, and one on-site meeting in Sweden. The on-site meeting will be held for 10 days in Stockholm in October – if the global pandemic situation allows, and of course with all necessary precautions.

You are welcome to submit your application if you are a woman entrepreneur between the age of 22 and 45 (born 1975 – 1999) with a business that:
1) is already operational and ready to expand;
2) has the potential to develop a financially sustainable business model, generate a positive social impact, and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals;
3) is based in Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine or Tunisia.
4) In addition, you should:
a) have a proficient command of both written and spoken English;
b) be willing to pay it forward by contributing at least two hours of pro bono mentorship to a junior entrepreneur in your home country during the programme.

Please note that we are not able to make any exceptions to the eligibility requirements.

Costs that will be covered and arranged by you are (only):
> Domestic travel / airport transfer in your home country;
> Visa expenses below 500 SEK (approx USD 60).

Only applicants who have submitted a complete application by February 2, 2021 will be considered for the programme.

For more information please visit
https://si.se/en/apply/leadership-programmes/she-entrepreneurs/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 11
Jan 11

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Jill Langhus
Jan 13
Jan 13

Thanks, Ana.