Ghanaian Women's Social Leadership Program
The Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program aims to provide a committed group of Ghanaian women in mid-level positions within civil society organizations with the skills and support needed to lead transformational change in their communities and society at large.
Across Ghana’s strong and vibrant civil society, women are making invaluable contributing to their country’s social, economic, and political growth. However, women’s contributions are often underrepresented, and many lack access to positions of higher authority. The Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program offers an opportunity for mid-career women to grow as leaders , prepare themselves to take on new leadership roles and tackle pressing issues in their communities.
The program is part of Ghana Wins!, a partnership-driven program delivered by New York University, with support from Fundación Mujeres Por África, and Banco Santander, and the University of Ghana. Ghana Wins! aims to strengthen the capacity of Ghanaian women as leaders in the key sectors of healthcare, education and civil society.
The application process is currently open. The deadline for the 2014-2015 program has been extended to 11:59 EST on Sunday August 31st, 2014.
About the Program
Developed by RCLA and Fundación Mujeres por África, the Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program offers a one-year, cohort-based leadership development program that provides, rich leadership development opportunities, individualized coaching and a network of like-minded women leaders to women in mid-level positions in Ghanaian civil society organizations.
The program begins with an intensive weeklong Leadership Institute in Ghana, focused on leadership development and strengthening core management competencies. As a central focus of the institute, participants identify a pressing organizational or community need and design an action-learning project to address it. Over the course of the year, participants work in small groups to apply what they are learning through the program and their projects.
Participants are invited to attend a Leadership Institute in New York City midway through the program as an opportunity to continue building robust knowledge and skills for advancing community change.
The program culminates in a closing summit that brings together the various elements of the yearlong experience and offers an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments gain during the year.
The program covers in full all participant expenses including training costs, travel and lodging.