The Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Program, identifies and invites young African women and girls to take part in a year-long development program. The selected young women and girls progress through three phases that include 1) education and training, 2) mentoring, networking, and professional internships, and 3) support and resource assistance. The program recruits women throughout Africa as well as refugees and immigrants who have settled in the United States and United Kingdom. The Fellows will be linked with experienced women leaders who are committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of African women leaders. The MILEAD programs target three categories of young women and girls: MILEAD Fellows Program for 19-25 year olds; Moremi Initiative Girls Congress for 13 – 18 year olds; and School-based Girls Congress for 9-12 year olds.