Launch of the inaugural SheXO Young Leaders Challenge

Organised by Deloitte Singapore’s SheXO Program, in collaboration with United Women Singapore.

Inspire and drive change towards workplace inclusion and equal opportunities. Examine real-life issues and share your solutions to current challenges and stand to win a mentored internship experience with Deloitte or one of our participating organisations.

The Young Leaders Challenge welcomes entries from any female undergraduates who is passionate about making a positive impact for women in the workplace.

The challenge comprises two rounds:

Preliminary round

Students are presented with a challenge question and tasked to come up with a solution addressing the challenge. Students have three weeks to create a report on their solution. The reports will be assessed by Deloitte, and shortlisted candidates will be notified by October.

Final round

Shortlisted candidates will proceed to the final round, where they will present their solution to a panel of judges from mid to late-October.

Winners will be announced in November and the prize ceremony will take place in December.

There will be at least 5 winners for this challenge.

This challenge is open to female students currently enrolled in any undergraduate program in a Singapore university.

All candidates are to participate in an individual capacity.

At least 5 individuals will be selected as winners of the SheXO Young Leaders Challenge, and stand to win the following prizes:

  • Paid internship at Deloitte or our Supporting organisations, minimum period of 10 weeks
  • Mentorship with a woman leader from the same organisation
  • Acknowledgement as the ‘SheXO Woman of Impact 2021’ on Deloitte’s and their respective universities’ channels and a winner’s certificate
  • SGD $500 cash prize
  • Access to Deloitte events and networking opportunities
Date Activity
16 August 2021 Registration for the SheXO Young Leaders Challenge opens
05 September 2021 Registration closes
06 September 2021 Release of case material to confirmed registrants
26 September 2021 Deadline for report submissions
Week of 11 October 2021 Notification of shortlisted candidates for the final round
Week of 8 November 2021 Announcement of winners of the SheXO Young Leaders Challenge 2021


Registration for the SheXO Young Leaders Challenge has closed.

Organisers and supporting organisations

The SheXO Young Leaders Challenge is organised by Deloitte Singapore, in collaboration with United Women Singapore.

About the SheXO Program

The SheXO Program supports the personal and professional development of established, emerging and aspiring women leaders. By championing diversity and inclusion, we hope to create a safe and supportive environment for women leaders to be inspired, grow, connect and drive meaningful change in our communities to advance women in leadership.
Find out more about the SheXO Program here

Contact Us

For general enquiries about the SheXO Young Leaders Challenge, please email
Seah Gek Choo

CCG and SheXO Program Leader