2 March 2017

2017 MILEAD Fellows Program for Young African Women Leaders Call for Applications

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) announces its annual call for applications for the 2017 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development) Fellows Program to identify Africa’s most outstanding emerging women leaders. 

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African female leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their communities and Africa as a whole. The MILEAD program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The Program equips fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are invited from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora.

The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.

Applications are available online at www.moremiinitiative.org or by request via email at partners@moremiinitiative.org. The application deadline is March 15th. For more information, please visit here: www.moremiinitiative.org or Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/MoremiAfrica