She Entrepreneurs Leadership Programme

Deadline: 12 March 2024
Open to: women entrepreneurs born between 1978 – 1999 with businesses that are operational and ready to expand, from the countries listed below
Benefits: fully funded


She Entrepreneurs is a leadership programme for highly motivated women entrepreneurs in the Middle East, North Africa and Türkiye who are building sustainable and scalable businesses that contribute to driving social and/or environmental change. In the past years that the programme has been running, many entrepreneurs received support that helped them become successful in expanding and increasing their impact.

She Entrepreneurs offers practical and hands-on leadership training based on real business experience, 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.

Running over the course of six months, the programme combines regular online workshops and online mentoring with one week of intensive, onsite learning in Stockholm in September.


You are welcome to submit your application if you are a woman entrepreneur born 1978 – 1999 with a business that:

  • is already operational and ready to expand;
  • has the potential to develop a financially sustainable business model and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals* by driving social and/or environmental change;
  • is based in Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia or Türkiye.

Programme participants must be citizens of one of the countries mentioned above and have a proficient command of both written and spoken English.


  • The opportunity to plan and develop a strategy for your business in an inspiring and collaborative learning environment. 
  • Regular sessions with expert mentors providing their support and input.  
  • Increased self-awareness as a leader and a deep understanding of how to build effective and motivated teams while also taking care of your own long-term wellbeing. 
  • Increased knowledge on topics such as business development, innovation, and partnerships to create relevant and attractive products and services, as well as reach new customers and markets.   
  • New perspectives on how you can follow up and increase the impact of your business by measuring your value creation.
  • A strong and active community of like-minded women.

Costs covered and arranged by Swedish Institute

  • Your flights to and from Stockholm.    
  • Your accommodation and most of the meals during the programme’s onsite learning week in Stockholm, Sweden. 
  • Your insurance during the programme’s onsite learning week in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • All training online and onsite material


For further information, please visit the official website.