Who is the most outstanding young African woman leader you know? Help us find her!
Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa
(Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its call for applications
for the 2012 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program- to identify Africa’s most promising young women leaders
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development
program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole.
The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership
skills that help them tackle issues affecting women in their communities and society as a whole- by equipping them with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are welcome from young African women living in Africa and the Diaspora.
The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the one-year program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all
required activities related to MILEAD- including a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana
; and commit to a community change project. Applicant must be between 19 – 25 years of age. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.
Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application.
Please note that this is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for 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.
We invite you to share this application information with the most promising young African women leaders you know- who have the potential to help transform Africa.
How to Apply:
Application forms are available online
or by request via email. Completed application form must be submitted with two letters of recommendation and CV. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by email.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2012.
The deadline for completed MILEAD Fellows applications to be submitted for review is March 15, 2012.
MILEAD Program Coordinator