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Women In Africa Young Leaders Programme 2023

The WIA Young Leaders program aims at supporting and highlighting young African women leaders who will play a major role in the African revolution.

 Women In Africa launches the third edition of the WIA Young Leaders 2023 program, developed in partnership with Dior, investment bank Lazard in France, the leading digital player in Africa Huawei Northern Africa, audit firm and consultancy KPMG France  and the global multi-energy company TotalEnergies. After two successful editions, WIA and its partners continue to support and highlight young African women leaders called to be emblematic actors in Africa’s economic growth.

This year, 10 leaders will benefit from a tailor-made training program that will focus on women’s leadership and the skills of tomorrow. They will be supported by renowned mentors and will have the opportunity to live an immersive experience through a business trip in a world economic capital city. This trip will allow them to access a high-level professional network, be trained, meet experts from their sectors and benefit from high visibility at international events.

About Women in Africa (WIA)

Women in Africa Initiative is a social impact company whose mission is to support African women entrepreneurs and leaders in their journey to impact the continent’s economy. Over the past 4 years, WIA has developed the first pan-African and international platform bringing together all relevant actors; WIA implements training programs, and WIA communicates extensively on the themes “Women * Business * Africa”. Through the Women in Africa Philanthropy Endowment Fund, WIA and its patrons develop programs to support African women, whether they are students, entrepreneurs, or ... continue reading

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WIA Young Leaders Program

Application Deadline21 Apr 2023
TypeCollege School
SponsorWomen in Africa (WIA)

Aim and Benefits of WIA Young Leaders Program

The WIA Young Leaders program will be an opportunity to:

  • Connect with high-level personalities and mentors such as CEOs, ministers, journalists, business or public figures, and serial entrepreneurs.
  • Be trained on boards, media training, career coaching, and other customized training.
  • Benefit from international media visibility.

Requirements for WIA Young Leaders Program Qualification

  • Open to women between 25 and 40 years old (flexibility possible depending on experience level).
  • Born in an African country or having parents born in an African country.
  • Involvement in the development of the continent and social commitment.
  • Leadership skills (humility, empathy, and resilience).
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with “self-made” backgrounds.
  • Vision of what Africa should be in the future.
  • Willingness to reconcile business conduct, social impact, and public/private dialogue.
  • Ability to take on responsibilities at the highest level.
  • Strong convincing skills combined with a taste for teamwork.
  • Francophone, Anglophone, ideally bilingual.

Interview date, Process and Venue for WIA Young Leaders Program

The selection process will be conducted in two phases:

  • Selection based on file: 12 pre-finalists
  • Interview with the jury: 10 selected leaders

Application Deadline

April 21, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Women in Africa (WIA) on to apply

For more details,visit WIA website

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