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AWLEAD Program

Launched in 2012, the African Women Program for Leadership (AWLEAD) is a 12-week rigorous training, that helps young women of African Descent aged between 18 and 25 to gain access to Life and professional skills, Career Guidance, Knowledge and Networks to meet their personal goals and aspirations while effectively contributing in Africa's Development.

Why the AWLEAD Program ?
“No country can reach its full potential unless it draws on the power of its sisters, daughters, wives, and mothers.”- Barack Obama


Since 2012, the African Women LEAD Program has transformed the lives of more than 40 young African women representing over 23 African countries; through professional trainings delivered by United States renown Academic Institutions; Workshops and presentations led by International Development and Civil Society Experts; Field trips to International institutions and Unique Internship and Volunteering opportunities with prestigious institutions.

  • "The AWLEAD Program is a unique program that prepares young African women by giving them the proper tools to take control of their future. This program has given me the opportunity to have access to resources and opportunities such as networking with World’s leaders or interning with the African Union, just to name few.” - Tanya Carrie, Chad - Fellow 2012-13
  • "The AWLEAD Program was a great opportunity to get exposed to successful and driven African Professionals. Through the leadership and entrepreneurship workshops, I was able to get Professional assistance with writing my business plan. I also found the Public Speaking Seminars to be very helpful to me when trying to perfect my investors pitch. In addition, the AWLEAD Program gave us women the opportunity to conduct community service which is awesome. Not to mention the fundraiser events were fun, beautiful, inspiring, and engaging! A great and unique program." - Shantel Nubia, Jamaica - Fellow 2013-14


  • Mentor an AWLEAD Fellow.
  • Sponsor an AWLEAD Fellow ( Provide in-kind or monetary contribution in support of the AWLEAD program)
  • Offer Internship opportunities to the AWLEAD Program Alumnae.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact us at for more information. We are looking forward to partnering with individuals, organizations, International Institutions and corporations willing to invest in the next generation of African Women Leaders.