WIA young leaders program

The WIA Young Leaders program aims at supporting and highlighting young African women leaders who will play a major role in the African revolution.

The call for applications is launched on Monday, March 25, 2024. The deadline for applications is 21 April 2024 at midnight (French time). All young African women who contribute to building a dynamic, innovative and inclusive Africa are invited to apply.

The main selection criteria:

  •  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:

1. Selection based on file: 12 pre-finalists

2. Interview with the jury: 10 selected leaders

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