Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA)

2019 Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) for YSEALI – Call for Applications


US ASEAN will host the fifth YSEALI Women’s Leadership Workshop in Jakarta 10 – 14 June 2019 (travelling day on June 10 to Jakarta and travel back to their respective countries on June 15).

The workshop will gather 33 women entrepreneurs from all 10 ASEAN countries as well as Timor-Leste. The workshop will focus on capacity-building with an emphasis on building economic capacity among ASEAN participants in line with international best practices. The program will include mentorship and will emphasize participants’ ties with the larger ASEAN Economic Community.

The program is fully funded, including travel to Jakarta, accommodations and transportation while in Jakarta, all program activities, and includes the potential for follow-on small grant funding.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Promising young women who identify themselves as aspiring leaders who will benefit from a five-day interactive, leadership training to advance their careers;
  • 3 to 5 years of professional working experience;
  • Age 25 – 35 years;
  • Fluent in English;
  • University graduates;
  • Not a member yet? Join here at https://asean.usmission.gov/yseali/
  • We particularly encourage women leaders in the economic development sector to apply for this workshop

The workshop will include:

  • Leadership Skills Training and Individualized Assessment
  • Mentoring Sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Training Sessions led by Industry and Sector Leaders and Shapers
  • Training Sessions on economic project planning and team management
  • Discussion of key gender issues and economic development within the region

The application deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11.59 PM UTC+7. (Please note: due to the government shutdown, application processing and notification may be delayed).

For questions of queries please contact Bettina Stuffer at bettina@weduglobal.org.

Additional Information for post-WLA engagement opportunities for Alumni: Alumni of the Women’s Leadership Academy will be eligible to apply for a 4 months long virtual one-on-one mentoring program following the Academy (timeline: July – October 2019, 3-6 hours time requirement per month).

Moreinfo: https://www.weduglobal.org/wla2019
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