The Swedish Institute is calling for application to its leadership program connecting women in social entrepreneurship
Are you a 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 offers inspiration, tools and a network 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 one week in Sweden and one week in the MENA region. During the week in Stockholm, participants are provided with the 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 meet Swedish organizations as well as leading social and business entrepreneurs. In the program, they become part of an exclusive network that strengthens the role of women and supports personal and professional development.
Who can apply?
Young women between the ages of 20 and 32 from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank-Gaza and Yemen who have the ambition and interest to use social entrepreneurship to implement a social project that has already been initiated. You should have good knowledge of both written and spoken English as well as basic knowledge of the Internet and social media like Facebook and Twitter. Submit your application by sending the She Entrepreneurs questionnaire 2013 together with an updated resume (CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org . You will find more information about the program, eligibility and the application procedure at www.si.se/sheentrepreneurs.
There is no fee for the program. Travel, hotel and food expenses are included in the program.
Deadline for application: November 2, 2012
Skype interviews: December 4-14, 2012
Selected participants will be informed: (No later than) January 18, 2013
She Entrepreneurs 2013: April 6–17, 2013
For more information about She Entrepreneurs, go to www.si.se/sheentrepreneurs or contact Ulrika Rosvall, program manager, at email@example.com or Camilla Eriksson, communications officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org .