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Girls Takeover 2021

Virtual Design Thinking Workshop

Are you a curious, open, and communicative visionary who is not scared to challenge the status quo? Apply for the second European edition of Deloitte Girls Takeover, an international hackathon taking place on 11 October 2021.

In order to celebrate Day of the Girl, Deloitte is hosting the second European edition of Girls Takeover, a virtual all-women's international hackathon that will take place on 11 October 2021.

Participate in a full-day challenge dedicated to design thinking, networking and team-building in an international environment. Express your talent and have fun alongside participants from across Europe and Middle East. 

Who we're looking for

Are you a curious, open, and communicative visionary who is not scared to challenge the status quo? Do you feel comfortable working in a team with other creative minds? Do you find having conversations in English (business English not required) a piece of cake? Then this challenge is perfect for you!

We are looking for creative and dynamic women, between the ages of 18 and 23, with a good knowledge of English, and who are ready to spend a day with other passionate women to solve an exciting challenge together.

What you can expect

Your goal is to solve a real business challenge using Design Thinking methodologies and tools. The solutions developed will be presented to a panel of judges.

Working as part of an inspiring team, you will spend the day learning and exploring new ideas, sharing your insights and experiences with others.

  • Learn directly from the pros about design thinking and how you can apply theory to solve actual business problems
  • Work on a real Deloitte business case using design thinking methodology, working directly with our clients to develop your ideas
  • Work hands-on – this is not a ‘sit, watch, and learn’ workshop: you get the chance to completely involve yourself and put your ideas into practice
  • Get to know and network with like-minded women from across Europe and the Middle East

At the end, you will receive a personalised certificate confirming your participation in this event.

How to apply

Answer the following questions (each answer should be 50-200 words) and send your application to by 17 September 2021. Make sure to include your name and contact details.

  • Tell us your story.  What are you proud of?
  • What’s one piece of advice you’d go back and tell your younger self?
    • Answer guidance: What have you learned? What do you want do to more of? Who are your role models? Be kind to yourself.
  • Tell us about a time(s) where you worked or played as a team. 
    • Answer guidance: How did you feel? Do you like working in teams? What do you think you brought to the team? What went well, what didn’t?


Privacy Statement

By applying for the Girls Takeover you give us consent to process your personal data as defined in the privacy statement.

Want to get involved?

Applications are open until 17th September 2021

Apply now
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