Rules

Women’s Franchise Giveaway Contest

W.E. Take the Lead

Who are W.E.? W.E. are the Women Entrepreneurs who hustle every day to do more than make ends meet. The women who climb corporate ladders, take command of growing industries and inspire positive change in their communities. We know that sometimes all W.E. need is an opportunity.

That’s why 7-Eleven wants to give women across America a chance to win their own 7-Eleven franchise.

Thank you to everyone who's entered the W.E. Take the Lead contest! We're currently in judging stages. Check back soon for more updates!

How the Contest Works

Current Phase

phase one

Enter and Apply

The application period closed on May 8, 2018. 7-Eleven will review all applications to see if they qualify for Phase Two, which begins in August 2018. Twenty-five women will be selected to create one-minute videos detailing why they believe they should win a 7-Eleven Franchise.

STARTS: March 5, 2018 | ENDS: May 7, 2018

Current Phase

phase two

Hands-On Experience

7-Eleven will narrow semifinalists down to four and give them the opportunity to run the corporate 7-Eleven store in Irving, TX. They’ll be divided into two teams and compete in challenges based on what it takes to run a franchise. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance based on specific criteria. 7-Eleven will film their experiences to use in Phase Three.

STARTS: August 2018

Current Phase

phase three

Videos & Voting

7-Eleven will post a highlight video of semifinalists featuring footage collected from our corporate store in Irving, TX. Then, America will vote once per day for their favorite contestant. For every vote, 7-Eleven will donate $1 to a non profit organization. The votes will not determine the three finalists who will move forward in the contest.

STARTS: September 2018

Current Phase

phase four

One Woman Takes The Lead

The three finalists selected by the judges and voters will have a final interview with 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto. Based on those interviews, one woman will take the lead.

STARTS: October 2018

7-Eleven Puts
Franchisees First

7-Eleven is a world-class company committed to providing entrepreneurs with outstanding business opportunities. As a franchise owner, you’ll be able to maintain independence backed by tools for success. Along with a dedicated Franchise Sales Representative who will help you hit the ground running, you’ll also be able to take advantage of an extensive training program, accounting and inventory support, in-store marketing tools and so much more.

What It Means
When W.E. Win

Here’s what our three previous winners had to say about their experience:

Allyson Rae Lawson Mobile | 7-Eleven Franchise Winner

"I wanted to own a store because I believe that when you put a business in a community, it should have a positive impact. Now I’m able to invest more of my time into helping the community from my own 7-Eleven store."

Allyson Rae Lawson name| 7-Eleven Franchise Winner

W.E. Take the Lead Winner

Allyson Rae Lawson Mobile| 7-Eleven Franchise Winner

"I heard it all: ‘you grew up poor, you’ll never make it, you’re a woman, and you can’t have a family and be successful in business.’ I wanted to show my daughter that with hard work anything is possible. Owning a 7-Eleven made it true."

Avalon Young name| 7-Eleven Franchise Winner

W.E. Take the Lead Winner

Evelyn Scott Mobile | 7-Eleven Franchise Winner

"7-Eleven is a world-class convenience store. Seeing a place that’s as familiar as 7-Eleven is very comforting. This is why owning a 7-Eleven is a dream come true for me and for my family."

Evelyn Scott name| 7-Eleven Franchise Winner

W.E. Take the Lead Winner

Get Started

What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re ready to step up and be your own boss, fill out a short entry form today. Shortly after, you’ll receive a full contest application via email that must be completed in order to enter the contest.