Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa invites applications from exceptional emerging African women leaders for the 2019 MILEAD [Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development] Fellows Program- to identify Africa’s most promising women leaders.
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term and paradigm-shifting leadership development program to identify, develop and promote a new generation of young African female leaders to attain and thrive in critical leadership across Africa. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with world-class knowledge, skills, values, and networks that they need to succeed as 21st-century women leaders.
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The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana, and commit to implement a community change project. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package. Please review the program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application
Please note that this one year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full-time students or work full time through the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.
How to Apply
Applications are invited from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora.
Completed application forms must be submitted along with a CV and two recommendation letters. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is: Friday, 22nd February 2019.