She entrepreneurs Leadership programme 2019 by Swedish Institute, Fully funded to Stockholm

Do you want to take your businesses to a new level and develop both as an entrepreneur and a leader? Swedish Institute via She entrepreneurs leadership programme is looking for minded women to become part of a strong network of women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa region.


She Entrepreneurs is a leadership programme for highly motivated women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who are building successful and sustainable businesses with the potential to make a difference in their societies.

She Entrepreneurs is a practical and hands-on leadership training based on real business experiences and collaborative learning. The programme provides tangible tools, insights, and connections for participants who want to grow their businesses and develop both as entrepreneurs and as leaders.

Program timeline

She Entrepreneurs is made up of two separate modules over the year. In between the modules, you will also have monthly online follow-ups with your mentor. Module 1 runs for 12 days and Module 2 for 7 days. Both modules will take place in Stockholm.


She entrepreneurs will give you:  the opportunity to plan and strategize for your business in an inspiring and collaborative learning environment, Regular support and input through sessions with expert mentors on an individual level as well as through group coaching. You will benefit  increased knowledge on topics such as business development, communication, sales, branding, business innovation, growing through partnerships, finance and funding ; 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; Increased self-awareness as a leader and a deepened understanding of how to build effective and motivated teams and a  strong and active network of like-minded women entrepreneurs. 


Eligibility requirements

If you are a woman entrepreneur between the age of 22 and 45 with a business that: is already operational; has the potential to develop a financially sustainable business model, generate a positive social impact, and contribute to the Sustainable Development;  is based in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco or Palestine.

In addition, you should: have a proficient command of both written and spoken English; 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.

Costs covered

Swedish Institute will cover and arrange: Training and content; Accommodation, food and domestic transport during the programme; Flight tickets to and from module 1 and 2; Insurance covering acute illness and accident when in Sweden, Visa costs. However, participants will cover domestic travel/airport transfer in their home country

Applications are open since 10 January 2019 and will be closed on 5 February 2019.

 For more information, visit the Swedish Institute

To Apply,  Download and fill out the She Entrepreneurs 2019 application form

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