47 certified alumni networks in 37 countries in 2022 – a special welcome to the new networks such as Nepal and Azerbaijan.
47 Sweden and SI alumni networks in 37 countries and regions. Those are the results after this year’s certification process. We are extra happy to welcome Azerbaijan, Liberia, Serbia and…
Putting human needs first to create a more meaningful sustainability model
The Swedish Institute Management Programme helped fintech specialist, Faith Nkatha Gitonga, reappraise her ideas about sustainability, helping her to focus first on the needs of people in Africa, with traditional…
A programme that completely re-engineered an understanding of sustainability
Civil Engineer, Mirla de Leon, from the Philippines had her understanding of sustainability totally expanded and updated during her participation in the Swedish Institute Management Programme – and on two fronts. She gained important new perspectives on sustainability and its critical influence on business,…
Developing the confidence to initiate change in a challenging industry
The Swedish Institute Management Programme helped Lithuania’s Asta Vaitulevičė develop new perspectives on communicating with her company’s target audiences and helping them change their energy use behaviour, while giving her the chance to develop a productive new network of like-minded people from around the world.
“The She Entrepreneurs experience inspired me to expand my business”
Maleeka Zakarneh, electrical engineer and She Entrepreneurs alumna, talks about the challenges she’s been through as a woman in a male dominated profession, and how She Entrepreneurs programme helped her…
“I’ve built a really strong network of international contacts because I studied with professionals”
Yana Tovpeko, previous scholarship holder from Ukraine. Completed her master’s degree in Public Health Studies at the University of Gothenburg in June 2021 . This is her story:
“My time in Sweden was full of beautiful moments, although the pandemic started right in the middle of my studies”
Hrant Galstyan, previous scholarship holder from Armenia. Completed his master’s degree in Global Media Studies at Stockholm University, in June 2021. This is his story:
“She Entrepreneurs made me more confident as a leader”
Nora Belahcen Fitzgerald is the founder of Amal Women’s Training Centre & Moroccan Restaurant. The enterprise provides women with job skills that could land them a job and financial independence….
“I was not successful on my first try. However, I reapplied and this time I got in!”
Giorgi Kankia is our previous scholarship holder from Georgia. He completed his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Stockholm University, in June 2021. This is his story:
“I was impressed by how much I learned in such a short amount of time, and really how much affect it had”
Noha El Taher, co-founder of the design company Kiliim, tells that the She Entrepreneurs programme had a substantial impact to the company as it helped provide a strategic vision and…
“She Entrepreneurs is like a community – we need that to be able to build a better world”
Najwa Sahmarani is co-founder of Tripoli Entrepreneurs Club (TEC) that educates and supports young inventors and entrepreneurs at any stage of their journey. Her participation in She Entrepreneurs did not only…
“I am excited the organisers stay in touch and don’t leave us after the programme”
Hanadi Hammouz talks about how the Swedish Institute’s leadership programme She Entrepreneurs helped her take her business to the next level. Besides learning the basics of business, the programme also…
“The SIMP programme was a perfect fit because I wanted to develop a business that would outlive me”
As co-founder of water and sanitation company EcoCycle in Kenya, Lucy Wanjiku Mutinda explains all the uses her experience during the Swedish Institute Management Programme in 2017 has given her….
“We are in a global situation where everyone needs to raise their game in terms of sustainability.”
The Swedish Institute Management Programme Asia fit the bill for Hitesh Kataria, both on a personal and professional level. It gave him the tools to help the company he works…
“Important topics and a well-executed programme”
Snežana Andrić describes how the Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) managed to overcome the challenges of an all-online programme, surprising her by taking the concept well beyond lectures.
“Everyone was 100 % committed to the course and willing to go that extra mile to help out or answer questions”
For Angelika Lebedev, the learning never stops, and the Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) gave her both excellent learning opportunities and more of that Nordic feel.
“Moving to Sweden to pursue my master’s degree was probably the most defining experience of my life.”
Cristina Pozneanscaia, previous scholarship holder from the Republic of Moldova. She completed har master’s degree in Interventions in Childhood, specialising in Child Welfare, at Jönköping University. She graduated in June…
“Ensuring that businesses are sustainable is essential for humanity”
Commercial engineer Romy Cronenbold, works for an non-governmental organisation dedicated to nature conservation and is one of the participants in this years Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Bolivia. She shares her…