Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2010 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program for young African women leaders.

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The one-year program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them tackle issues affecting women in their communities.

The MILEAD fellowship will be awarded to 25 young women with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the one-year program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in *all *required activities related to MILEAD including a three-week residential Summer Institute in July-August; and commit implement a community project as part of the program. Applicants must be between 19 – 25 years of age. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.

*Please note** that this is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3—week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.*

Applications are welcome from young African women living in any part of Africa and the
Diaspora. There are three ways to apply- Applicants can *click here fill out
online application. Or ** Click here to download application
email or mail in completed application to info@moremiinitiative.org or to the mailing address below.

The deadline for completed MILEAD Fellows applications to be submitted for review is March 31, 2010. * Interested applicants should submit the following materials by the
application deadline:*

1. Completed MILEAD Application Form

2. Resumé/Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

3. Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic contacts

For more applications or information, please contact:

MILEAD Program Coordinator

Email: info@moremiinitiatives.org

Tel: +233 21 770 736 Ghana) or +1 404 826 2942 (USA)

*Note:* Applications will only be reviewed upon receiving all four documents. All forms must be received by *March 31, 2010* to be considered for review and selection. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by May 12, 2010.

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