EY NextGen Women
Fast forward your career with EY NextGen Women – a global competition for women with the potential to have a fulfilling career in EY Strategy and Transactions.
If you could do something that matters, what would it be?
The EY NextGen Women in Strategy and Transactions competition allows talented women to fast forward their careers.
Are you part of the next generation of women in Strategy and Transactions?
We want to be inspired by women like you – purpose-driven women who challenge conventional ways of thinking, dare to ask questions, seek better answers and work to build a better world.
The EY NextGen Women in Strategy and Transactions competition aims to inspire the next generation of exceptional female talent to pursue an exciting and fulfilling career in Strategy and Transactions.
EY Strategy and Transactions helps enable clients to navigate complexity by reimagining their ecosystems, reshaping their portfolios and reinventing themselves for a better future. Bringing together a global ecosystem of world-class thinkers, EY teams help design and deliver real-world strategies for EY clients.
We hope to foster a community where women from varying backgrounds can learn, be challenged and develop relationships and skills that will last a lifetime.
Entries for the 2023 competition are now closed.
The competition is split into three stages. Throughout, we will be looking for evidence of purpose and analytical strength – as well as the practical skills that will distinguish you in the competition.
Stage 1 – Application and Regional Final
Firstly, we will challenge you to answer one short answer question on the broader business environment and one question about building a better working world through video.
If your application is successful, you will be invited to participate in the Regional Finals. You will work as part of a team to analyse and present on a transactions case study to our EY judges.
Do well in Stage 1 and you will become a regional winner, rewarded with a paid internship in Strategy and Transactions and a trip to Sydney to compete in the Oceania competition.
In the event that the Oceania Final is unable to proceed face-to-face the format of the competition may need to be adapted to be conducted in a virtual setting. Applicants will receive updated communication closer to the time.
Stage 2 – Oceania Final
In the second stage, you will participate in individual and group activities and continue your journey of learning more about Strategy and Transactions. The Oceania winner will represent EY Oceania at the Global competition.
Stage 3 – Global competition
Taking place in late 2023, the successful Oceania winner will work closely with other finalists from across the world. You will be challenged with individual and group activities in front of EY leaders, clients and academia. At the Global competition, finalists will attend an awards ceremony where the overall EY NextGen Women winner will be announced.*
*In the event that the Global Competition is unable to proceed face-to-face in Europe/ UK then the competition will be conducted in a virtual setting.
The EY NextGen Women competition is open to all female students residing in Australia or New Zealand who hold citizenship or permanent residency in the country they reside in. Entrants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at university and due to complete their studies between 2024 and 2026.
Terms and conditions for the NextGen competition can be found here.
I’ve enjoyed building a network of incredibly talented women throughout this competition.
Emily Liao, 2022 EY
NextGen Global winner
How to enter
Entries for the 2023 competition are closed.
Entries for the 2023 competition are closed.
- Once you have completed the entry form, you will only be able to enter the HireVue platform once (don’t worry, once you’re in there, you will have multiple opportunities to record your video reponse for question 2). So we suggest you prepare you response to question one and your script for question two prior to accessing HireVue.
- Find a quiet well lit space.
- Ensure you have good internet connection before you get started.
- You can access the competition portal via smartphone, PC or tablet, however ensure you have video and microphone enabled.
- Don’t forget, you’ll be on video so ensure you are wearing business appropriate attire.
- If you have any questions or need help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This competition has been refreshed to reflect the nature of EY services. A career in EY Strategy Transactions means helping clients’ address their toughest challenges through highlight integrated, connected solutions. EY professionals guide clients to make better, more informed decisions as they buy, sell, separate, integrate, reshape, restructure or rethink their business strategy. The refreshed EY NextGen Women competition will give candidates in-depth experience into what makes a successful career in Strategy and Transactions.
What can I win?
Regional winners will receive a paid Strategy and Transactions internship in their local EY office and progress to the Oceania Final.
The overall Oceania winner, in addition to their prize internship, will receive a mentoring session, a future graduate position in Strategy and Transactions and, will progress to the Global Competition taking place in Europe/ the UK in late 2023.
*In the event that the Global Competition is unable to proceed face-to-face in Europe/ the UK then the competition will be conducted in a virtual setting.
2nd and 3rd place winners, in addition to their prize internship, will receive a mentoring session with a senior member of the Strategy and Transactions team.
The biggest highlight was having the opportunity to connect with exceptional and like-minded women from around the world.
2021 EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year