EY MENA NextGen Women Competition

Accelerate your professional path with EY NextGen Women — a worldwide contest for women with the potential for a rewarding 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.


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Are you part of the next generation of women in Strategy and Transactions?

Are you a female graduate in Finance, STEM majors, or business? Do you see yourself handling complex ecosystems, reshaping client portfolios and making a better future? If yes, then we are searching for strong and capable women like you!

EY MENA nextGen Women Competition 2024

Strategy and Transaction (SaT) service line plays a key role in helping clients manage and navigate capital agendas, fostering innovation and facilitating sustainable growth. It provides robust analytics, industry insights and tailor-made advice to businesses globally, aiding them in identifying hidden opportunities, managing risks and optimizing operations throughout the entire transaction life cycle.

The EY NextGen Women Competition is a platform to motivate remarkable women from diverse backgrounds to explore careers in SaT. The competition kicks off at the regional level and the winner is given a unique opportunity to represent EY MENA in the global finale, connect with established business leaders, receive coaching sessions, and gain significant exposure within the industry.

In the EY NextGen Women Competition, participants get a chance to engage in a series of tasks that simulate actual business scenarios. This includes both group and individual activities designed to assess abilities such as creative thinking, problem-solving, quick decision-making, and teamwork.

Are you ready to take action?

Applications are now open.

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How to apply?

  1. Start by submitting your application.
  2. If shortlisted, you will be invited to a virtual HR interview and given an English and Aptitude online assessment link.
  3. Upon completing the assessments and HR interview, you will attend a virtual interview for Strategy and Transactions Service Line to qualify for the MENA competition.
  4. Finalists will participate in the MENA competition in Riyadh in September 2024 where they will engage in individual and group activities to decide the winner.
  5. Regional winners will represent MENA in the global competition, where they will be engaging in various activities and attending the ceremony where the global champion will be declared.

What will you win?

The winner in the EY MENA NextGen Women Competition will win:

  • An opportunity to represent EY in the Global Competition.
  • A promising full-time job offer in Strategy and Transaction Service Line at EY.
  • Monetary Prize.
  • Unique mentorship and career guidance from EY MENA leaders.

Runner-ups aren't left out as they also get a shot at kick-starting their professional journey with potential internships or full-time opportunities within EY.

Who can apply?

  • Female nationals from KSA, UAE, Jordan, and Egypt.
  • Possess an undergraduate degree completed in 2023 or before June 2024.
  • Holds a postgraduate or master's degree completed in 2023 or before June 2024, with no more than six months of relevant work experience.
  • Have a degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking and Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Business Administration, Econometrics, Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant areas.

The EY MENA NextGen Women is more than just a competition. It symbolizes our dedication to promoting gender equality, spreading awareness and building relationships, all as part of our endeavor to shape a better working world.

Apply now to transform your potential into future and accelerate your journey.

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EY NextGen Women Competition Global finals 2023

Download the event brochure to find out more about this year’s competition and finalists.

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About the EY NextGen Women Competition

The first phase of the competition takes place in local countries. Finalists are challenged to think critically as they undertake both group and individual challenges. The country winners are invited to attend the global final. They work together to solve a case study, culminating with the announcement of the EY NextGen Women global winner.


Women. Fast forward

The EY organization is passionate about investing in the development of future female leaders. Studies have shown that women’s advancement and leadership are key to business performance and economic prosperity. To help companies drive inclusive growth by focusing on their capital and transaction strategy through to execution, we must build diverse and purpose-driven teams.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Who is the competition for?

    EY NextGen Women is open to women currently studying at university level or equivalent and who are interested in a future career in Strategy and Transactions.

  • How do I enter?

    The first stage of the competition takes place in your country. Applications are managed at the country level. Contact us for more information.

  • What can I win?

    By entering the competition, you can make meaningful connections with EY leadership that will benefit your career. You will have the opportunity to network with like-minded women and EY Strategy and Transactions leaders working in a global organization to differentiate yourself from other graduates in an increasingly competitive job market.

    For regional and global winners there are a variety of prizes on offer depending on your location. This may include global travel opportunities, mentoring, internships and future graduate positions in EY Strategy and Transactions.

Are you ready to take action?

Get in touch to find out more about EY NextGen Women in Strategy and Transactions.

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