EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year - US

The EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year is a 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.

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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 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 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 first phase of the global competition takes place at the local country level. 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 the global finals. Finalists will work together to solve problems for a real client, culminating in an evening of celebration where we will announce the 2021 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 month-long experience will take the winner across the globe to work with EY Strategy and Transactions teams in multiple locations as they help clients build a better working world.


    1. How to take part
    2. Previous competition highlights

    How to take part

    The competition is split into three stages. Throughout, we will be looking for evidence of a well-articulated career purpose and analytical strength — as well as the practical skills that will distinguish you in the competition.

    Stage 1: application

    Submit an application!

    Eligible applicants will have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and must submit the following:

    • Resume and unofficial transcript
    • Answers to a short set of questions, via pre-recorded video (which will be sent to you following your initial application)

    Submit an application that stands out above the rest and you will become the selected winner to represent your school at the US country competition taking place December 2020!

    Stage 2: US country competition

    In the second stage, each school winner will be invited to a virtual event in December 2020 to compete in the national competition where you will participate in individual and group activities. The country winner, second and third place winners will receive an internship opportunity in their local EY office. The country finalist wins a place in the global final.

    Contact us

    For questions about the US competition for EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year, contact EY Strategy and Transactions Campus Recruiting.

    For questions about the global competition, email eycfwomanoftheyear@ey.com.

    Previous competition highlights

    EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year 2019-20

    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 and the Americas.

    US EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year - Eileen Deng

    2019-20 global finalists

    Meet 22 the finalists (PDF) for 2019-20.   

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