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 Transaction Advisory Services (TAS).

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The program aims to inspire the next generation of exceptional female talent to pursue an exciting and fulfilling career in EY Transaction Advisory Services (TAS). 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 and about investing in, and committed to 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 search for the 2020 EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year has begun, and this year the competition is in even more countries.

    • The first phase of the competition takes place in your local country. We will challenge your ability to think critically and to come up with creative solutions for complex problems. You will undertake both group and individual challenges, to give you the opportunity to demonstrate how you can contribute to a high-performing team.

    • A winner will then be selected for each country and will be invited to attend the global final to represent their country in Rome in early 2020. Finalists will work together to solve problems for a real client, culminating in an evening of celebration where we will announce the 2020 EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year. Participating in the competition will provide you with new experiences, build your confidence, increase your network and help kick-start your career.

    The global winner will embark on an all-expenses-paid once-in-a-lifetime EY internship. The month-long experience will take the winner across the globe to work with EY TAS teams in multiple locations as they help clients build a better working world.

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

    Hear from Tiril Støle, the EY CFWY 2019 winner

    Julie Hood, Global Deputy Vice Chair – TAS, interviews Tiril about her experience as the 2019 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.

    If country details are not yet available, register your interest in taking part in a country competition by completing this short form.

    Participating countries 2019-2020

    • Applications open 29 July 2019
      Applications close 1 September 2019
      Country competition date 24 October 2019
      Location for country competition Sydney
      What participants will win Internship
      Eligibility Female, undergraduate students; citizens and permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand only 
      Key contact cfwycompetition@au.ey.com
        More information available at EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year Oceania.
    • Country information not yet available. Contact Razan.Mansour@kw.ey.com for more information.

    • Applications open mid-September 2019
      Applications close 18 November 2019
      Country competition date 21 November 2019
      Location for country competition Diegem
      What participants will win Giftbag
      Eligibility Female masters-level students; resident in Belgium
      How to apply Send CV and motivation letter
      Key contact ann-sophie.de.clippeleer@be.ey.com
         
    • Applications open July 2019
      Applications close September 2019
      Country competition date 18 October 2019
      Location for country competition Bogotá, Colombia
      What participants will win First place: EY merchandise
      Second place: Diploma
      Third place: Diploma
      Eligibility
      • Resident in Bogotá, Colombia
      • 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 
      • Interested in international internships 
      • GPA above 3,5
      Key contacts

      eycampus@co.ey.com

      Maria.Lozano@co.ey.com

    • Applications open 21 October 2019
      Applications close 10 November 2019
      Country competition date 28 November 2019
      Location for country competition Helsinki
      What participants will win

      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
    • Applications open September 2019. 

    • Applications open 15 September 2019
      Applications close 8 November 2019
      Country competition date 28-29 November 2019
      Location for country competition Frankfurt
      What participants will win Vouchers
      Eligibility Female, studying at undergraduate or masters level, German residence or students with right to work in Germany
         
      How to apply Application link not yet available
      Point of contact marija.golemac@de.ey.com
        More information available at EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year Germany.
    • Applications open August 2019. 

    • Applications open June 2019. Contact Cian.OReilly@ie.ey.com for more information. 

      Applications open August 2019
      Applications close 16 October 2019
      Country competition date 31 October - 1 November 2019
      Location for country competition Dublin
         
      Eligibility Female, undergraduate and masters-level students; right to work in the country required
      Key contact eycfwomanoftheyear@ey.com
         
    • Applications open July 2019. Contact Simone.Lazzari1@it.ey.com or Giulia.Mion@it.ey.com for more information. 

      Applications open July 2019
      Applications close 30 September 2019
      Country competition date 29 October 2019
      Location for country competition Milan
      What participants could win Participants could win an internship in one of the Transaction Advisory Services sub-service lines and opportunity to attend FY21 TAS graduate program
      Eligibility Eligible for females studying at master's level, resident in Italy
      Rules and regulations (if applicable) Mandatory knowledge of Italian
      FAQs n/a
      Points of contact Simone Lazzari (Simone.Lazzari1@it.ey.com), Giulia Mion (Giulia.Mion@it.ey.com)
      More information and how to apply (when open) EY Italy - Corporate Finance Woman of the Year 2020
    • Country information not yet available for 2019-2020. Contact recruit@jp.ey.com for more information. 

    • Applications open

      9 September 2019
      Applications close 11 October 2019
      Country competition date 22 November 2019
      Location for country competition Mexico City - EY office
      What participants will win Opportunity to participate in an internship program in TAS; certificate of recognition; financial training in top university
      Eligibility
      • Resident of México City
      • Students in their last year and recent graduates
      Key contacts irvin.d.magana.lara@mx.ey.com, Mariana.GmzCortes@mx.ey.com
         
    • Applications open 1 September 2019
      Applications close 30 October 2019
      Country competition date 15 November 2019
      Location for country competition Amsterdam
      What participants will win EY gift bag and potential opportunity to participate in an internship program in TAS
      Eligibility Female students at 3rd year bachelor or master’s level, resident in The Netherlands
      How to apply application link not yet available
      Key contact imke.smulders@nl.ey.com
    • Applications open 24 August 2019
      Applications close 1 October 2019
      Country competition date 24 October 2019
      Location for country competition Oslo
      Eligibility Female students studying at 1st or 2nd year master's level
         
      Key contact Kari.Trost-Nielsen@no.ey.com
    • Applications open August 2019. 

    • Country information not yet available. Contact Razan.Mansour@kw.ey.com for more information.

    • Applications open October 2019. Contact Maria.BarrigaFernandez@es.ey.com and Sara.HerederoVidal@es.ey.com for more information. 

    • Applications open until 31 July 2019. More information available at EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year Switzerland.

    • Country information not yet available. Contact Razan.Mansour@kw.ey.com for more information.

    • Information available at EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year UK.

    • Applications open 1 September 2019
      Applications close 15 October 2019
      Country competition date December 2019
      Location for country competition Fort Lauderdale, Florida
      What participants could win Participants could win internship with EY; scholarship for top 3 finalists
      Points of contact Christyn.LaPointe@ey.com, Stephanie.Yamini@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 Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) teams in Asia-Pacific, EMEIA and the Americas.

    2018-19 global finalists

    Meet our 16 global finalists (PDF) for the EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year, 2018-19.   

    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 Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) 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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