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WomenLift Health East African Leadership Program for Women Leaders 2023

The fully funded, 12-month East Africa Leadership Journey is designed to provide talented mid-career women leaders in health with the safe space to explore their authentic leadership through vulnerability and reflection; an inclusive and diverse network which fosters a strong sense of belonging; tools and strategies for enhancing their voice, presence, and influence – all the while being supported by a powerful group of peers, mentors, and coaches. The program imparts contextualized tools and frameworks to address the individual, organizational, and societal challenges that women leaders in global health face today. 

Designed for professional women leaders, the Journey has been thoughtfully crafted for participants to be fully present & engaged. We recognize the importance of work-life harmony.

About WomenLift Health

Achieving today’s complex global health goals requires greater and more diverse leadership talent across sectors and countries. And yet women are an untapped talent pool, representing 70% of the health workforce but only 25% of executive positions and 5% of CEO-level positions.  WomenLift Health will work with partners around the world to accelerate the advancement of talented women into senior leadership by investing in mid-career women and influencing the environments in which they live and work.  WomenLift Health is about action – action taken by women, men, organizati... continue reading

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East African Leadership Program

Application Deadline13 Jan 2023
Country to studyKenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
SponsorWomenLift Health

Aim and Benefits of East African Leadership Program

Free (all program costs, including travel and lodging, are covered)

Requirements for East African Leadership Program Qualification

You are eligible for consideration if you meet all of the following criteria:   

  • Identify as a woman  
  • Work in a role that focuses on public health policy, practice, and/or research (your work and partnerships serve populations at the national level in your country of residence or East Africa regional level and may include practicing public health in hospitals and health centers, producing research and innovation, creating or implementing policy, and managing teams/departments or projects/grants.)  
  • Mid-Career Leader: Possess sufficient years (10 – 20 years) of experience in public health 
  • Reside and work within Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan or Tanzania  
  • Must be a national of one of the five countries  
  • Possess fluency and ease in written and verbal communication in English to express the next level of emotional processing required for the Journey 

We require participants to be living in the Central Africa (CAT) or East Africa (EAT) time zones for at least 75% of the program as we believe time zone compatibility is essential to your ability to participate at the touchpoints and to engage with your peers within and outside of the sessions. WomenLift Health is committed to selecting diverse cohort members, representing different sectors (public, private, academia, NGO, philanthropy), disciplines, and cultural backgrounds. 

Interview date, Process and Venue for East African Leadership Program

We believe the type of women leaders who would benefit most from this program are those who value diversity, equity, and inclusion; see the value of bringing diverse lived experiences to policy and practice; and are eager to not only expand their leadership presence and influence, but to pay it forward to others in their organization and community. 

Application Deadline

January 13, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to WomenLift Health on to apply

For more details, visit WomenLift Health website.

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