The AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science is a customized learning experience targeting young African women in science under the age of 35 years. The program is designed to equip participants with the skills and confidence to lead and innovate in the scientific world.
The underrepresentation of women in leadership roles ultimately affects progress toward sustainable development and the achievement of the global sustainable development goals. To ensure women’s effective participation in leadership, it is critical that women access learning opportunities to gain skills that will equip them to lead effectively.
The Program comprises highly interactive training sessions on leadership, mentoring, proposal writing, communication skills, and one-on-one coaching sessions. Participants will get a deeper understanding of:
– Effective leadership styles and developing their leadership potential
– How to define their career path and leverage networks to advance their careers
– How to develop personal brands to build confidence in pitching their research ideas to potential funding agencies and collaborators
– The necessary tools and skills to successfully manage teams, navigate organizational dynamics, build alliances, and take risks
The call opened on June 15, 2021, and closed on June 23, 2021, with 24 candidates selected from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science is tailored to address some of the challenges that impede young women’s growth into leadership in science.
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