International Mentoring: Ukrainian Women in Business

Get your business export-ready for the EU market!

Our International Mentoring Program is launching for the first time in Ukraine! The three-months mentoring activity will support women-led Ukrainian SMEs in creating an actionable export plan to facilitate their entry into the EU market. This serves as a stepping stone towards establishing their presence and laying the groundwork for integration in the EU market.

Key stats

  • Duration

    01.10.2023 to 31.03.2024

  • Supporting

    10 Ukrainian women-led SMEs

  • Dedicated mentoring

    Tailored workshops

    and Landing Pad trip in Berlin


The aim is to create equitable opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Ukraine to facilitate EU market access and internationalization with the goal of strengthening Ukraine’s economic resilience, recovery and growth.

  • Locations


  • Targeted SDGs


How does the program support you?

Dedicated mentoring

With EU market experts and leaders tailored to your specific business needs and challenges

Actionable export plan

By the end of the program with a detailed roadmap for your expansion into the EU market

Workshops and sessions

On understanding regulatory requirements and legal frameworks, cultural nuances, negotiation methods, import and distribution structures, competitiveness analysis, and market dynamics in the European Union 

All-expenses paid trip to Berlin

For networking, tailored B2B meetings to facilitate partnerships with the EU and German market, and in-depth workshops 

Support community

Of women in business rooted in knowledge exchange, peer-to-peer partnerships and collaborative growth

Program timeline

09 November 2023

Call for applications launch.

22 November 2023

Applications close. Selection process starts.

8th of December 2023

Official kickoff event in Lviv. 

March 2024

Berlin Landing Pad trip.

How does it work?

Take a look through the steps to find out what to expect from the application process and how to prepare. 

  • Review eligibility criteria

    Read carefully through the program requirements and download the evaluation criteria document below. 

  • Prepare all information

    Prepare your national ID or passport, your residence permit if applicable, the registration certificate of your business, and your CV/Resume (Optional).

  • Fill in the application form

    It should take about 15 minutes to complete the form if you have everything ready! If you need support with filling in the form, please feel free to reach out to

  • Upload your documents

    Once you submit your application, you will receive an e-mail with a secure link to upload your documents. Please upload them using the link to complete your application.

  • Join us for an online chat

    Your application is reviewed by multiple experts from our team. If your application is eligible, you will be invited to a 30-minute interview to talk more about your business and why you’d like to join the program.

  • Check your e-mail

    Following the interview, you will receive an e-mail with the next steps within three weeks. The e-mail will notify you if you are accepted, or share feedback in case we are unable to accommodate you in the program. Please make sure to also check spam.

The program is open for women entrepreneurs, founders and leaders who:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • have Ukrainian citizenship or a valid Ukrainian residence permit 
  • Have sufficient knowledge of English at least B2 level (Per European Framework of Reference for languages
  • Have a valid employment contract with a company or statutory function in a company that fits the criteria below

To take part, your company: 

  • Is registered in Ukraine in 2022 or earlier, and is actively operating 
  • Has products that are ready to export OR have some initial exporting experience (This could be previous or ongoing foreign sales, dependence on EU supply chain, and availability of easily scalable products/services) 
  • Has an English language presence online via website or social media channels 
  • Has between 5 to 249 officially registered employees 
  • Can show a monthly turnover of at least 250 Euros per registered employee from January to June 2023
  • Has no foreign shareholdings with more than 50% 
  • Has no shareholders from the Russian Federation or Belarus or Crimea
  • is not active in or related to the manufacturing or distribution of military equipment or supply chains within the military and arms industry

Download the full eligibility criteria here. 

Applications are now closed for International Mentoring in Ukraine activities. At the moment, the selection process is ongoing. If you have applied, please make sure to check your inbox over the next week for feedback on your application. If your application is selected to proceed to the next stage, you will be invited to a 30 minute interview. Please make sure to check spam.

For questions regarding your application, you can reach out directly to the Project Lead Nadiia Synytsia at

Program partners

The International Mentoring: Ukrainian Women in Business support activity is organized within the international cooperation programme “EU4Business: SME Recovery, Competitiveness and Internationalisation”, that is co-financed by the European Union and the German Government.

The programme aims to support Ukraine’s economic resilience, recovery and growth, create better conditions for the development of Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as support innovation and exports. Read more:

The strategic implementer of the EU4Business: SME Recovery, Competitives and Internationalisation project is the German federal company “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH”. The International Mentoring: Ukrainian Women in Business support  activities are implemented by enpact e.V.

The contents are the sole responsibility of enpact e.V. and do not necessary reflect the views of the European Union and the German Government.

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