Call for Applications: Women in Africa (WIA) Young Leaders Program 2023

Call for Applications: Women in Africa (WIA) Young Leaders Program 2023

Call for Applications: Women in Africa (WIA) Young Leaders Program 2023

The Women in Africa (WIA) Young Leaders Program 2023 is now accepting applications. The WIA Young Leaders initiative aims to encourage and spotlight young African female leaders who will play a significant part in the African revolution.

This year, ten leaders will benefit from a customized training program focusing on women’s leadership and future abilities. Students will be guided by famous mentors and will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a business trip to a world economic hub. This trip will provide them with access to a high-level professional network, training, opportunities to meet specialists in their fields, and increased visibility at international events.

WIA Young Leaders Program Benefits

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.

WIA Young Leaders Program Eligibility

  • 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.

The selection process will be conducted in two phases:

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

WIA Young Leaders Program Application

The deadline for applications is  April 21, 2023 at midnight (French time). All young African women who contribute to building a dynamic, innovative and inclusive Africa are invited to apply for the programme.

Apply here

For more information, visit WIA Young Leaders Program.


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