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Help us identify Africa’s most outstanding young women leaders


Application Deadline- March 30, 2011

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2011 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.

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 positions. It builds their knowledge skills and support network to be agents of change 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. Applications are welcome from young African women living in Africa and the Diaspora.

MILEAD fellowship awards will be made to 25 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 in August; and commit to a community leadership service 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 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 forward the MILEAD application information to the most amazing young African Women leaders you know, who have the potential to help transform Africa.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit the following by the application deadline of March 30, 2011. (Application forms must be completed online).

1. Complete MILEAD Application Form online
2. Upload Resumé/Curriculum Vitae (C.V.).
3. Upload or email two letters of recommendation
from professional or academic referees.

The deadline for completed applications to be submitted for review is March 30, 2011.

For application package or additional information, please visit: www.moremiinitiative.org or contact us at: info@moremiinitiative.org Tel: +1 404 826 2942

About Moremi Initiative
Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa is leading African women’s leadership non-profit organization committed to long term leadership development in young African women and girls. Established in 2004 as Women’s Initiative for Empowerment and Leadership Development (WIELD) Foundation, Moremi Initiative is based in Ghana, Nigeria and the United States and operates throughout Africa.Our mission is to engage, inspire and equip young women and girls to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents: Leaders who can transform and change institutions that legitimize and perpetuate discrimination against women. We firmly believe that the full and active participation of women in leadership is a pre-requisite for positive change and development in Africa

2 Responses to “Call for Applications: 2011 MILEAD Fellows Program”

  1. amaechi uloma patience says:

    I want to use this platform to really commend your great initiative and to also confirm the exact date for the announcement of the 2011 MILEAD fellows because I have not received any notification yet. thank you as I anticipate your favourable response.

  2. Faith Cecilia Mulenga says:

    Hello Fellows.
    I too await the final announcement and i can honestly say I’m dying to too.
    In the mean, i keep my fingers crossed :-)

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