Cross-posted from Vital Voices:

VVLead Fellowship Program

is the program?

The program will support a global network of emerging and established women leaders who provide unusual and sustainable solutions to pressing problems that have impeded women and girls’ progress to participate fully in society and the economy.

Recognizing that in order to advance the causes of women, women themselves must connect with, empower, equip and inspire one another at all levels of society, Vital Voices — with funding support provided by the UK government’s Department for International Development — is committed to helping create a unified response, not just from women’s rights activists and sectoral experts, but also from a wide range of professionals and practitioners across fields and methodologies.

The VVLead Fellowship Program is a critical step in this response, offering participants unique opportunities to exchange information, obtain resources and tools, mentor and be mentored and receive vital training over the course of three years through offerings tailored to meet their needs, goals and objectives. Download the PDF.

Who can apply?

Vital Voices is seeking applications for the VVLead Fellowship Program from women leaders who are committed to tackling issues related to economic disparities, violence against women and harmful cultural practices — with particular focus on forced/early marriage — in order to create a more prosperous and secure world. Knowing that this work will take many forms, leaders may be engaged in this change through work in a variety of fields including business, non-profit/non-governmental organization, public office/government (elected or appointed), advocacy initiative or community-based organization.

Eligible applicants must be: 18 years or older; living and working for change in a developing country; demonstrating high-impact; and actively committed to the progress of their cause on a full-time basis.

How to apply?

To apply for the VVLead Fellowship Program, please fill out the online application. The application process should take between 45-60 minutes to complete. All applications must be submitted electronically by Monday, January 14, 2013.


Please contact Emma Hersh (EmmaHersh(at), Program Manager for the Global Leadership Network, with any questions or comments about the program.

Tags: advocacy, business, developing country, economic disparities, forced/early marriage, girls, mentorship, non-profit, public office/government, violence against women, More…women

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