The Women Innovators (WIn) Fellowship, initiated by the empowerME initiative at the Atlantic Council in partnership with Georgetown University in March 2022, aims to help women entrepreneurs expand their startups.

Participation in the program includes the following professional development opportunities:

  • The fellowship provides a comprehensive, fully sponsored year-long executive training program, including mentoring from regional and international executives, as well as networking opportunities with prominent U.S. and MENA business executives, government officials, and policy experts.
  • Select top participants will be chosen for a fully sponsored trip to the United States, where they will undergo leadership training at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and meet with U.S. business and government leaders.

Requirements to apply:

  • You must be a woman who is a citizen or resident of Saudi Arabia
  • You must be the founder or co-founder of a business that is headquartered in Saudi Arabia and have aspirations for growth.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience is required.
  • Your business should have been operational for at least two years.
  • Proficiency in both English and Arabic is required.
  • You must be available to participate in four 90-minute workshops scheduled after 6:00 PM (excluding local holidays). Attendance at four events hosted within Saudi Arabia is mandatory.
  • There is no requirement to travel during the program; however, only top participants will be selected to travel for a one-week session at the program’s conclusion.

Application materials:

Please submit appropriate materials to https://rb.gy/prm57u

Applications close on July 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.

All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council’s vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, and they must submit proof of both vaccination and COVID-19 booster shot on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and District of Columbia civil rights regulations and policies, the Atlantic Council does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council provides reasonable accommodation for all qualified applicants needing assistance, employees whose disability, sincere religious belief, or other protected characteristics are protected by law, and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that equity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization, and seeks to recruit, develop, and advance the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Eligibility to work in the United Stated is confirmed with E-Verify; employment at the Atlantic Council is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).