EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year

The EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year is a global competition that recognizes talented women currently studying at university level or equivalent with the potential to have a fulfilling career in EY Strategy and Transactions (Strategy and Transactions).

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EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year 2020, Jie Hui Tan, with Steve Krouskos and Julie Hood

The program aims to inspire the next generation of exceptional female talent to pursue an exciting and fulfilling career in EY Strategy and Transactions (Strategy and Transactions). We hope to foster a community where women from varying backgrounds can learn, be challenged and develop relationships that will last a lifetime.

Why is EY so passionate about investing in the development of future female leaders? Numerous global studies have shown that women’s advancement and leadership are key to business performance and economic prosperity. In order to help companies drive inclusive growth by focusing on their capital and transaction strategy through to execution, it’s vital we build diverse and purpose-driven teams.

    About the competition

    The 2020 EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year global final competition took place in Rome, 9-11 February 2020.

    • The first phase of the competition took place in local countries. Finalists were challenged to think critically and to come up with creative solutions for complex problems. They undertook both group and individual challenges, to give them the opportunity to demonstrate how they can contribute to a high-performing team.

    • The 22 country winners for the 2019-2020 competition attended the global final to represent their country. They worked together to solve problems for a real client, culminating in an evening of celebration with the announcement of the 2020 EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year global winner, Jie Hui Tan from Singapore. Pia Jurhar from Switzerland and Srishti Bhandari from India were awarded second and third prizes.  

    Jie Hui will embark on an all-expenses-paid once-in-a-lifetime EY internship. The month-long experience will take her across the globe to work with EY Strategy and Transactions teams in multiple locations as they help clients build a better working world. Pia and Srishti will embark on a 12-month mentorship program with experienced female partners.

    Read more about the 2020 global final.

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    1. How to take part
    2. Participating countries
    3. Previous competition highlights

    Hear from Jie Hui Tan, the EY CFWY 2020 winner

    Julie Hood, Global Deputy Vice Chair – Strategy and Transactions, interviews Jie Hui about her experience as the 2020 winner:

    How to take part

    Open your mind to new possibilities and launch your career by entering your local country competition. EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year is open to women currently studying at university level or equivalent who are interested in a future in corporate finance.

    For more information about your local country competition, select your country below for more details. Applications for local competitions for 2019-2020 are now closed; register your interest in next year’s competition by sending an email to the designated local contact or by completing this short form.

    Participating countries 2019-2020

    • Australia and New Zealand

      Applications closed at 11:59pm, Sunday 1 September 2019 (AEST).

      For further details, visit EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year Oceania.

    • Bahrain

      • 2019-2020 applications: 1 October - 1 November 2019
      • Country competition: 10 December 2019 in Manama, Bahrain, for chance to win internship and attend the global competition 
      • Eligibility: female Bahraini nationals with Business, Finance, Accounting and Economics related degree background; undergraduate degree: graduating in 2019 and 2020, or graduate degree: graduating in 2019 and 2020 with no relevant work experience for more than 6 months, or students who started their Masters directly after completing their bachelor degree
      • More information: EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year – Bahrain Competition for Bahraini University Students or contact Razan.Mansour@kw.ey.com

       

    • Belgium

      • 2019-2020 applications: mid-September - 18 November 2019
      • Country competition: 21 November 2019 in Diegem
      • Eligibility: female masters-level students; resident in Belgium
      • Key contact: ann-sophie.de.clippeleer@be.ey.com
         
    • China

       

    • Colombia

      2019-2020 applications: July - September 2019
      Country competition: 18 October 2019 in Bogotá
      Eligibility: Female students resident in Bogotá, Colombia, interested in international internships, GPA above 3,5

      • Registered as an undergraduate full-time student to graduate in 2021
      • Students from last semesters and free to do their internship on the second semester of 2020 

      Key contacts: eycampus@co.ey.com; Maria.Lozano@co.ey.com
       

    • Finland

      • 2019-2020 applications: 21 October - 10 November 2019
      • Country competition: 29 November 2019 in Helsinki
        • 1st place: Internship 4 months + 1 year mentoring program
        • 2nd place: 6 months mentoring program
        • 3rd place: 3 months mentoring program
      • Eligibility: Female undergraduate and masters-level students; right to work in the country required
      • Key contact: Kinga.Charpentier@fi.ey.com
      • EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year - Finland 
         
    • France

      • 2019-2020 applications: 7 October - 4 November 2019
      • Country competition: Paris, France
      • Eligibility: female resident of France, registered as a full-time student beginning Master's or pre-Master's degree, fluent in French and English
      • Key contact: hortense.levard@fr.ey.com

       

    • Germany

      • 2019-2020 applications: 15 September - 8 November 2019
      • Country competition: 28-29 November 2019 in Frankfurt
      • Eligibility: Female, studying at undergraduate or masters level; German residence or students with right to work in Germany
      • Key contact: marija.golemac@de.ey.com

       

    • India

      • 2019-2020 applications: 15 September - 10 October 2019
      • Country competition: 16-17 December 2019 at EY India, Worldmark 1, Aero City New Delhi 110037, India
        • The winner has the opportunity to represent India at the global event in February 2020 in Rome. 
        • The top 3 finalists are offered paid internship for 2 months with Transactions Advisory team at EY India; the following 7 participants are offered internship for 2 months with Transactions Advisory team at EY India.
      • Eligibility: Female students studying at undergraduate level, year of graduation: 2019, 2020, 2021. Participants should be enrolled at a UGC recognized college in India. Participants should be pursuing any of the following courses at the undergraduate level: commerce, accounting, business, economics. International students with right to work in India can also apply for the competition.
      • Key contact: Amrita W Kumar India Strategy and Transactions HR: india.tas.hr@in.ey.com

       

    • Ireland

      • 2019-2020 applications: 13 September - 15 October 2019
      • Country competition: 31 October - 1 November 2019 in Dublin
      • Eligibility: Female undergraduate and masters-level students; right to work in the country required
      • More information: EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year 2019-2020 Ireland
      • Key contacts: Michelle.ORegan@ie.ey.com and Annie.OGorman@ie.ey.com

       

    • Italy

      • 2019-2020 applications: July - 30 September 2019
      • Country competition: 29 October 2019 in Milan; participants could win an internship in one of the Strategy and Transactions sub-service lines and opportunity to attend FY21 Strategy and Transactions graduate program
      • Eligibility: Females studying at master's level, resident in Italy; mandatory knowledge of Italian
      • Key contacts: Simone Lazzari (Simone.Lazzari1@it.ey.com), Giulia Mion (Giulia.Mion@it.ey.com)

       

    • Japan

      • 2019-2020 applications: 1 October - 30 November 2019
      • Country competition: 12 December 2019 in Tokyo
      • Eligibility: Female students who are permanent residents in Japan or international student studying in Japan, registered as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student to graduate between summer 2020 and summer 2021; all majors are welcome, however, preferably majoring in Economics, Business Econ., Accounting, Finance, Math, or Engineering
      • More information: EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year – Japan
      • Key contact(s): EY Japan Corporate Finance Women of the Year, Recruiting Team: recruit@jp.ey.com 

       

    • Mexico

      • 2019-2020 applications: September - 11 October 2019
      • Country competition: 7 November 2019 in EY Mexico City office, for opportunity to participate in an internship program in Strategy and Transactions; certificate of recognition; financial training in top university
      • Eligibility: Female students in their last year, and recent graduates, resident of México City
      • Key contact: talent.transacciones@mx.ey.com

       

    • Netherlands

      • 2019-2020 applications: September - 30 October 2019
      • Country competition: 15 November 2019 in Amsterdam for chance to win internship and attend the global competition 
      • Eligibility: Female students at 3rd year bachelor or master’s level, resident in The Netherlands, who speak fluent Dutch and have an interest in finance
      • Key contact:  imke.smulders@nl.ey.com 

       

    • Norway

      • 2019-2020 applications: 24 August - 1 October 2019
      • Country competition: 24 October 2019 in Oslo
      • Eligibility: Female students at 3rd year bachelor or master’s level
      • Key contact: Henny.tanberg.hansen@no.ey.com

       

    • Singapore

      • 2019-2020 applications: closed 23 September 2019
      • Country competition: 16 October 2019
      • Eligibility: Resident in Singapore or international student studying in Singapore; registered as a full-time undergraduate student
      • Key contact: womenintas@sg.ey.com

       

    • Saudi Arabia (KSA)

      • 2019-2020 applications: 1 October - 1 November 2019
      • Country competition: 8 December 2019 in Riyadh, KSA, for chance to win internship and attend the global competition 
      • Eligibility: female Saudi nationals with Business, Finance, Accounting and Economics related degree background; undergraduate degree: graduating in 2019 and 2020, or graduate degree: graduating in 2019 and 2020 with no relevant work experience for more than 6 months, or students who started their Masters directly after completing their bachelor degree
      • More information: EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year – KSA Competition for Saudi University Students
      • Key contact: Razan.Mansour@kw.ey.com  

       

    • Spain

      • 2019-2020 applications: 16 September - 8 November 2019
      • Country competition: 21 November 2019 in EY Madrid office
      • More information: EYCFWY Spain 2019-20 brochure with QR code
      • Key contacts: Maria.BarrigaFernandez@es.ey.com, Sara.HerederoVidal@es.ey.com

       

    • Switzerland

       

    • United Arab Emirates

      • 2019-2020 applications: 1 October - 1 November 2019
      • Country competition: 7 January 2020 in Dubai, UAE, for chance to win internship and attend the global competition 
      • Eligibility: female Emirati nationals with Business, Finance, Accounting and Economics related degree background; undergraduate degree: graduating in 2019 and 2020, or graduate degree: graduating in 2019 and 2020 with no relevant work experience for more than 6 months, or students who started their Masters directly after completing their bachelor degree
      • More information: EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year – UAE Competition for Female Emirati University Students
      • Key contact: Razan.Mansour@kw.ey.com 

       

    • United Kingdom

       
    • United States

      • 2019-2020 applications: 5 August - 15 October 2019
      • Country competition: December 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
        • The country winner, second and third place winners receive an internship opportunity in their local EY office. 
        • The country finalist wins a place in the global final.
      • More information: EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year - US
      • Key contacts: Stephanie.Yamini@ey.com, Rheanna.Martino@ey.com

       

    Previous competition highlights

    EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year 2018-19

    Sixteen national and regional winners from 15 countries were invited to London to compete in the two-and-a-half-day global final. Tiril Flørnes Støle was announced as the winner at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London. As the 2019 EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year, Tiril embarked on a 30-day immersive internship experience to work with EY mentors and Strategy and Transactions (Strategy and Transactions) teams in Asia-Pacific, EMEIA and the Americas.

    More about global finalists

    Meet the 22 finalists (pdf) for 2019-2020.

    Meet the 16 finalists (pdf) for 2018-2019.   

    EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year 2017-18

    On 27 February 2018, Lena Förster from Germany was announced the winner of the inaugural EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year, in London’s iconic Shard building. Lena was awarded a 30-day internship experience working with EY mentors and Strategy and Transactions (Strategy and Transactions) teams in Sydney, Dubai and New York.   

    2017-18 global finalists

    Meet our eight global finalists (pdf) for the EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year,  2017-18. These talented women competed in the grand final global competition in London in February 2018.  

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