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Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2019 for Southern African Female Entrepreneurs


Are you a woman entrepreneur with big plans? Are you a woman with the vision and passion for growing your company? If you are a high-potential woman entrepreneur or wish to nominate someone for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program, applications are open.

Application Deadline: 14th June 2019

Eligible Countries: Southern African countries

About the Award: Spanning 50 countries and over 400 participants, the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme identifies high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale and provides them with ongoing support to help accelerate their growth.

The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme is an executive leadership programme that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it.

The programme helps these entrepreneurs by:

  • Expanding their knowledge with the latest information, research and executive dialogues about business strategies and practices
  • Identifying potential partners, strategic alliances, as well as prospective sources of private capital
  • Providing access to informal, one-to-one guidance and support
  • Increasing visibility for themselves and their companies among corporate executives, investors and the media

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: Applicants must fit the following criteria to participate:

  • Have a substantial ownership of the business – at least 50%
  • Have decision making roles and –
  • Demonstrate passion to grow their business and scale up
  • Are ready to fully commit to the programme and attend the series of four workshops in Johannesburg over the twelve months
  • Businesses must be at least three years old and have reported at least R3.5m revenue during the last financial year

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Those selected for the Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme are exposed to entrepreneurs, investors and advisors who can help them on crucial actions needed to scale their companies:

  • Think big and be bold
  • Build a public profile
  • Work on the business, rather than in it
  • Establish key advisory networks
  • Evaluate financing for expansion

How to Apply:

EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2019 application

Nomination form

complete, in full, the application form and submit to: [email protected]

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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