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By applying for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women (EWW) program, you are applying for an executive mentorship program designed to support you in driving the acceleration and sustainable growth of your business. The selected women are welcome to remain engaged in Entrepreneurial Winning Women activities for as long as they benefit or until the program comes to an end.

How to apply:

Complete the online application form below in its entirety no later than August 31, 2019. All fields are required. Applications will not be accepted after the submission deadline. All strategic and financial information provided is considered private and strictly confidential. It will be shared only with EY EWW program management and our assessment panel members, all of whom are subject to confidentiality agreements. For any questions, please contact us at eww@ae.ey.com.

Important notice:

We recently faced technical difficulties with the online application form. If you submitted or tried to submit an application between 9 July 2019 and 23 July 2019, please send us an e-mail at eww@ae.ey.com and we will ensure your application details are properly recorded.

In order for your application to be fully completed, you have to fill in every question in the 5 sections, starting with "Applicant information" and ending with "Applicant agreement". After reading the applicant agreement and selecting the "I agree" button, you can send us your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. Upon completion of your application and submission, you will be redirected to another page confirming that we received your application.

For questions or additional information, please contact eww@ae.ey.com.

Data privacy

I acknowledge herewith that my personal data can be processed in a central data base to which all participating EY Firms will have access. I have been informed that I can revoke my consent at any time. I am aware that my refusal to provide the EY Member Firm or any other EY Firm with my personal information or to process my personal information may result in the fact that I may not be able to participate in the EWW Program. I warrant that I have the authority to provide the EY Member Firm and other EY Firms with the personal data of my external advisors or references, in order for the EY Member Firm and other EY Firms, if applicable, to be able to contact them as regards the EWW Program. For further details please refer to the Privacy Notice.

Please note that this online form does not include a "save" or spell-check feature. We recommend that you draft and save your responses offline before copying them into the form and submitting.

I - Applicant information

Please provide name, title and company name exactly as you would want it to appear on announcements, programs or press releases.

Required fields*

Q1 - Applicant name*

Q2 - Date of birth*


Q3 - Contact number Contact number (country code + phone number)*

Q4 - Email address*

Q5 - Country of residence*

Applicants must reside in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries for the purpose of the MENA program.

Q6 - City of residence*

Applicants must reside in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries for the purpose of the MENA program.

Q8 - Education information – highest level attained*

Primary school
High school
Undergraduate / Bachelor’s degree
Master's degree

Q7 - Education information - Institution, country, degree and year*




Year of attaining your degree


Q9 - Contact person*
*In case the applicant cannot be reached.

Contact name*

Contact number (country code + phone number)*

Contact email address*


II - Company information

Please provide name, title and company name exactly as you would want it to appear on announcements, programs or press releases.

Required fields*

Q1 - Company name*

Q2 - Year founded*

Q3 - Company website

Q4 - Company address*

Q5 - Company phone (country code + phone number)*

Q6 - Industry*

Other (please specify)

Professional services (please specify)

Other (please specify)

Q7 - Please briefly describe your company and its principal business activities*

Q8 - What is your title in the company?*

Q9 - Since when do you hold this title?*

Q10 - Are you the founding CEO?*

  Yes   No

Q11 - What percentage of the company do you presently own?*

Q12 - Please briefly describe your role in your company.*

Q13 - Are there any other partners of the company? If so, please provide names, titles, contact information and percent ownership among all partners, along with their current roles in the business.*


III - Financial data

For the panel of judges, financial information is an important quantifiable indicator of success. The application will be considered incomplete, and the candidate will be disqualified from consideration, if this section is not completed in full. This information will be kept confidential.

Required fields*

Q1 - How have you financed your business?*

Please select all that apply

Other (please specify)

Q2 - Please provide details. If there are any current investors, please list all of them and their ownership stakes.*

Q3 - Please provide the below details in relation to the company’s financial performance. Please input financial figures in USD.*

Fiscal year-end (actual)


Most recent fiscal year end

Second most recent fiscal year end

Total employees

Annual sales - USD

Net income before taxes - USD

Total equity - USD

Q4 - Please explain any unusual financial trends in the fiscal year-end financial information provided above, including any significant increases or decreases in revenue. If applicable, please also explain your intended path to future profitability if you are currently operating at a loss.

500 word limit


IV - Personal statement

Required fields*

Q1 - Please outline your entrepreneurial journey. What inspired you to launch your company? Or how did you become the owner of your company? What is the story behind your business?*

500 words maximum

Q2 - Describe your professional history prior to the creation/ownership of your company.*

500 words maximum

Q3 - How do you plan to evolve your business in the next five years? What is your view on the ability to scale and grow your business?*

500 words maximum

Q4 - Please add any other information that you would like to mention for our consideration.

500 words maximum

Q5 - How did you learn about EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women?*

Other (please indicate)


V – Applicant agreement

Required fields*

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is intended to describe the practices EY follows in relation to the EY Survey Tool (the "Tool") with respect to the privacy of all individuals whose personal information is processed and stored in the Tool. At EY, we have focused on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy and your personal data. We believe that everyone benefits from the free flow of information when that information is gathered and used responsibly. If you have any questions or you feel that your concerns have not been addressed by this Privacy Notice, please feel free to contact us via eww@ae.ey.com.

The EY Survey Tool (the “Tool”) is being used in relation to your Entrepreneurial Winning Women (EWW) program application. The EY entity acting as data controller by providing this Tool is Ernst & Young Middle East (Dubai Branch), an EY Global entity.  The Tool is hosted in the US.  The Tool processes information (including personal and sensitive data) that is submitted by you and which you are required to provide in connection with and for the purposes of your application. Your information which is processed in the Tool can be accessed by our EWW Screening Team.

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. EY will process your personal information in accordance with applicable law and professional regulations. Transfers of personal data within the EY Network are governed by EY’s Binding Corporate Rules.

EY has implemented accepted standards of technical measures and security policies that protect the personal information in Tool and which it has under its control, from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

Data protection laws operating in many countries around the world provide certain rights to data subjects. If you would like further information on the way in which EY processes and protects your personal information in the  Tool, how to access and correct your personal information, how to object to the processing of your personal information or to generally know more about the specific rights available to you as a data subject, please contact us at eww@ae.ey.com. 

Please review the EY Privacy Notice and confirm your understanding and acceptance of it by ticking the appropriate box.  Please note, you cannot proceed with your application unless you provide this confirmation.

  Yes, I consent*


Use of information

I understand that the information and materials provided in this application will be used by (i) the EY Member Firm, (ii) Ernst & Young LLP, Ernst & Young Global Limited, and any other member firms of the Ernst & Young Global Network of Firms (collectively hereinafter “EY Firms”), in connection with the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program (“EWW Program”) (and potentially also for the purposes of discussing potential opportunities with me, including potential opportunities with third parties);  (iii) third parties acting on behalf of the EY Firms in connection with the EWW Program; (iv) independent panels of Judges in conjunction with the EWW Program (for the purposes of evaluating the nomination and creating a press release if I am selected to be an Entrepreneurial Winning Women participants); and (save for the financial data provided in Section 3 of the application) (v), select Sponsors of the EWW Program for the purposes of their participation in site visits and other EWW Program activities. I consent to the use of such information for these purposes and hereby confirm and represent that I have obtained any and all authorizations, consents or waivers required for such uses in order for the EY Member Firm and any other EY Firm (including any third parties acting on their behalf), the Sponsors and Judging panels to review and utilize nominee provided information and materials in connection with the EWW Program. I further consent to the use of such information for research, educational or any other purposes, as long as such use does not divulge my identity or the identity of my company to any other person other than the parties referred to herein.. 

Information/ background checks

I understand, authorize and agree that, in connection with my participation in the EWW Program, the EY Member Firm and other EY Firms and/or third parties acting on their behalf may seek information about me or my company to confirm or supplement information in this nomination by: (i) researching publicly available sources (including, without limitation, information available on social media, or the internet generally, or in court or regulatory agency records); and/or (ii) verifying my educational background. I authorize all persons, investigative agencies and educational institutions to provide the EY Member Firm or other EY Firms and/or third parties acting on their behalf, with any information concerning my educational background, or to confirm or supplement any information in this nomination.


In consideration of my participation in the EY EWW Program, on behalf of myself and my heirs, executors and administrators, I hereby release and forever discharge (i) the EY Member Firm (ii) the EY Firms and any third parties acting on their behalf; (iii) the partners, employees, agents, shareholders, members, representatives, successors and assigns of each of the foregoing EY Firms (hereinafter “EY Persons”); and (iv) the Sponsors and independent panels of Judges, from any and all liabilities, claims, losses, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any nature arising out of, or in any way connected with, my participation in the EWW Program, including (without limitation), with respect to: (a) any information or materials submitted in connection with this nomination; (b) any information/background checks conducted in connection with my participation in the EWW Program; (c) any events, ceremonies or promotional activities related to the  EWW Program and/or my participation therein; or (d) the determinations of the independent panels of Judges with respect to this nomination and/or my participation in the EWW Program.  I acknowledge and agree that this Section is intended to benefit the EY Member Firm and any other EY Firm and any third parties acting on their behalf, the EY Persons, and the Sponsors and Judges, who shall be entitled to plead this Section as a bar and/or to enforce it (in any jurisdiction) in defense of any claim brought against them in breach of this Section.

Limitation of liability

In no event will the EY Member Firm or any other EY Firm (including any third party acting on their behalf), EY Person, Sponsor or any of the independent panels of Judges, be liable to me, my company or any of its affiliates (or any respective successors or permitted assigns) for any damages, including consequential, incidental, indirect, punitive, exemplary or special damages (including loss of profits, data, business or goodwill) in connection with the EWW Program, whether or not liability is based on breach of contract, tort, strict liability, breach of warranty, failure of essential purpose or otherwise, and whether or not any of them are advised of the likelihood of such damages.

Use of photo, etc.

If I am selected as one of the Entrepreneurial Winning Women, I hereby give the EY Member Firm and its affiliates and any other EY Firm and their affiliates, and the partners, employees, agents, representatives, successors, assigns and those acting on its behalf of each of the foregoing entities the non-exclusive and transferable right, but not obligation, to use, edit, publicize, and reproduce freely my name and other likeness, including but not limited to, biographical data, picture, portrait, photograph, film, videotape, recordings of my voice, or any written statements that I provide in connection with the EWW Program, including, but not limited to, the development and publication of marketing material, promotional publications, media publications and coverage, videos and other materials, whether such items are intended for an internal or external audience. I agree that no compensation shall be due me or my company or its principals and employees for such usage.

If I am selected for EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women MENA 2019 program, I will submit one professional head-shot photograph. The photo will be used for reference and production purposes related to the applicant's progression within the program and for publicity purposes if selected. By checking the box "I agree" under the Applicant Agreement, I confirm and represent that I have obtained any and all consents or waivers required in order for the EY Member Firm or any other EY Firm to use the photograph for the above-stated purposes.


I understand that being selected to participate in the EY EWW Program and my ability to hold myself out as an EY EWW participant are subject to revocation and termination if I have engaged, do engage, or am alleged to have engaged, in actions that would reflect adversely on the EWW Program.


I am aware that references may be requested at a later time

    I agree to the above disclaimer*


Furthermore I confirm that the EY Member Firm and any other EY Firm can contact me for marketing purposes. I have been informed that I can revoke my consent at any time. For further details please refer to the Data Privacy Notice.

   I agree
  I do not agree

I have read this Application Form, understand its contents, and represent that I am legally competent to sign this document on behalf of myself and my company and am not aware of any agreement with any other party that would conflict with the terms set forth herein. To the best of my knowledge, the information provided herein is true and complete. Please check the box to indicate your agreement and electronic signature, which is needed for the application to be valid.

  I agree*