For Visionary Social Impact Leaders
Women Leaders for the World was meticulously crafted with you, a visionary female nonprofit or social entrepreneur leader, in mind. Our fellowship is specifically designed to provide the comprehensive support you need to accelerate the growth of your organization.
We understand the challenges you face and the importance of connecting with like-minded peers and experts who can guide you on your journey. By immersing yourself in an intensive experiential process, you will gain clarity, sharpen your skills and build a greater network to further your impact.
Now Accepting Fellowship Applications
Global Cohort 2024
Application Deadline: Friday, January, 19, 2024
Black Diaspora Cohort
Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024
Through our year-long virtual fellowship, you will:
TRANSFORM YOUR LEADERSHIP
Step into your power to shape a better tomorrow through our comprehensive curriculum. Receive executive coaching, personalized advising, and immersive training that emboldens your leadership and strengthens your organization.
ACCELERATE YOUR IMPACT
WLW offers unparalleled opportunities to collaborate with Global Advisors, engage with industry experts, and forge meaningful connections with exceptional peers. Together, we can turn your passions into tangible actions and drive remarkable social impact.
EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
Join a vibrant community of over 400 graduates from 40+ countries. Connect with influential women leaders of diverse cultures and backgrounds, fostering inspiration and igniting innovation at new heights. Together, we can create a network that propels us forward.
What do WLW graduates have to say?
"It is an honor to be a Fellow of this program and to have lifelong sisters across the world as a resource and a support system. Being in a community of women who are equally committed to their success and mine is How Women Lead."
Michelle A. Nicholas, President, Sexual Assault and Family Education Guyana (SAFEGuyana), 2020 WLW Fellow
Your Village for Unleashing Potential
We recognize that your biggest dreams and aspirations are achieved with the support of a strong community. You can count on unwavering support from your dedicated coaches and advisors, experienced alum fellows, and the entire WLW team.
Our coaches are experienced, compassionate, and dedicated professionals who specialize in empowering leaders like you. They bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and a genuine commitment to supporting your personal development. With their guidance, you will gain valuable insights, overcome challenges, and unlock your full potential.
As a fellow, you will be matched with highly accomplished Global Advisors who align with your expertise area and goals. Our Global Advisors are distinguished leaders in various industries. With monthly phone calls, your advisors will serve as a trusted sounding board, providing guidance on strategic issues, sharing valuable insights, and connecting you to new networks.
WLW GLOBAL ADVISOR
What are the fellowship components?The WLW Fellowship Includes: Match with Global Advisors Month-long intensive training kickoff with interactive sessions 12 months of advising from senior executives and non-profit experts 6 months of small group coaching Tools for behavior change & self-care best practices Year-long exclusive access to trainings and workshops with business experts and non
How much does the fellowship cost?We believe in the importance of accessibility and affordability for this fellowship as it is a valuable investment in yourself. With a price of only $4,000 USD and scholarship opportunities available, we ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation.
How many hours do I need to devote per week? What is the work pace like?The year-long fellowship kicks-off with an intensive 4-week training that you will experience alongside your cohort. During these first 4 weeks, you should expect to invest approximately 12 hours per week, which includes 6 hours of interactive virtual sessions, and 6 hours of self-paced, asynchronous learning. For the remainder of the year, you should set aside 8 -10 hours per month. This includes calls with global advisors, coaches, peer group & cohort calls, as well as prep time for these calls. The 8-10 hours also includes one workshop and one webinar per month.
What can I expect after completing WLW? What are the outcomes?Upon completion of the Women Leaders for the World fellowship, you can expect to be at your full potential with a bold new vision for scaling your social impact. You’ll leave with strengthened leadership skills, a broader network of support, and powerful connections with other global leaders. You will possess new tools and strategies for leadership success, as well as expanded access to funders and platforms to share your causes and innovative ideas
Will I get to know other women? How do you approach community building in your online program?Absolutely! You will create lifelong bonds with your cohort leaders who will have your back, celebrate your successes and hold you tight on your setbacks. You will create a sisterhood with women leaders who will inspire you to keep moving forward towards your mission. There will be many sessions aimed on building trust and empathy as well as on creating a safe space for vulnerability and dialogue with the intention of creating deep connections.
What kind of support can I expect throughout the fellowship?Throughout the yearlong fellowship, you will have the support of your facilitator, your global advisors, your coach and definitely of your peers through individual monthly calls, groups calls and social media private groups.
If you are interested in joining our 2023 Reproductive Health & Justice (RHRJ) Cohort attend our event showcasing several RHRJ alumnae and get an opportunity to connect with leaders in the industry.
Our Bodies, Our Power: Taking Action in Today’s Climate
Do you want to understand the current landscape for women’s reproductive rights? Has this year left you motivated to do something but unclear about where you can add value? Are you currently working on behalf of reproductive justice and interested in understanding current trends in the funder community?
We have witnessed a floodgate of attacks on women’s reproductive rights in the United States and globally over the last year. At How Women Lead, we are clear that reproductive health and justice are the cornerstones of women’s socioeconomic well-being, health, and survival. For many of us, the quick changes in the landscape have been difficult to track and have left us confused on how to best help. Join the discussion with practitioners and funders. Meet thought-leaders and practitioners working on these issues and leave with information, guidance and next steps.
The event will feature:
Landscape Overview & Practitioner Panel: Changing legislation, shifts in access and strategies
Funder Overview: Direction of funding, larger systems change and advocacy
More information on how to take action individually and collectively
Kwajelyn Jackson, Feminist Women’s Health Center
Jovana Rios, Women’s Link
Zoe Mercer-Golden, Women’s Donor Network, ABC Fund
Erika Seth-Davies, Rhia Ventures
Silvia Henriquez, The Ford Foundation
Latanya Mapp Frett, Global Fund for Women