Women Leadership Programme (3rd cohort): Elevating female leadership in deep tech

The European Innovation Council (EIC), in partnership with the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), is pleased to announce the launch of the third cohort of the EIC Women Leadership Programme (EIC WLP). Building on the success from the previous editions, this cohort running from April to June 2023, will offer EIC and EIT female entrepreneurs the tools and support to enhance their leadership & entrepreneurship skills.

The WLP initiative supports, inspires, and empowers female innovators. This cohort will provide the selected entrepreneurs with a set of trainings and networking events, as well as business coaching and mentoring opportunities for career development.

If you would like to boost up your leadership and entrepreneurial skills, apply until 17 March 2023!

Check out the testimonials from previous participants below or watch the recording of the last EIC WLP Award Ceremony here.

Key components of the programme

  • Training Sessions: deep dive into a variety of leadership and entrepreneurial topics.
  • Networking Events: expanding your contacts into the business world.
  • Coaching Scheme: addressing your business challenges.
  • Mentoring Scheme: unlocking your personal career development.

Before applying, please check the timeline of the EIC WLP activities below to ensure your availability.

Eligibility criteria

The 3rd cohort of the EIC Women Leadership Programme is dedicated exclusively to female entrepreneurs who run or are employed by small and medium enterprises awarded under the following EIC and EIT schemes:

  • SME Instrument Phase I and Phase II,
  • EIC Transition,
  • EIC Pathfinder,
  • EIC Accelerator,
  • Seal of Excellence under Horizon Europe,
  • Women TechEU (2023 batch), and
  • EIT KICs Programmes

This call is meant for you if you are a female entrepreneur in a management position, wanting to strengthen entrepreneurial skills and expand your network, or if you work within established companies and aspire to take over leadership positions in business development. We are looking forward to welcoming you into our community of female innovators and benefit from the programme services to take your business career into the next level.

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About the EIC Women Leadership Programme

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