2020 U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI

Deadline : 24 Nov 2019

Association: FORSA Mina7

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Study level: Undergraduate

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2020 U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI


  • All travel, lodging, and program activity costs will be covered by the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, in cooperation with Wedu as the implementing partner.
  • The Academy aims to:
    • To build a strong network of young Southeast Asian women leaders who work across national borders to solve common problems and nurture a strong ASEAN identity and community;
    • To empower emerging women leaders and help them advance their careers by providing access to advanced skills training and networking opportunities; and
    • To build economic capacity among emerging women leaders and contribute towards a people-oriented ASEAN that includes the full participation of women in the economy.
  • The in-person Academy will include:
    • Individualized Leadership Assessment
    • Mentoring Sessions
    • Networking opportunities
    • Training Sessions led by Industry and Sector Leaders and Shapers
    • Discussions of Key Gender and Economic Development Issues within the Region


  • A YSEALI Member
  • A citizen and current resident of YSEALI member countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Timor-Leste;
  • Ages 20 – 30 (at the time of application and workshop);
  • Have at least a tertiary-level education qualification (e.g. Higher National Diploma, Degree or equivalent);
  • Have relevant experience and/or interest in areas of economic empowerment gender equality, women’s empowerment, or other related topics;
  • Passionate about building communities and have a keen interest in building a network through collaboration and partnership with other Southeast Asian countries;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Have a valid passport that expires after October 2020 (at least 6 months’ validity);
  • Must be able to participate fully throughout the entire program from March 30 – April 3, 2020 (includes travel days) – If you are coming from a smaller airport, you will need to plan for additional travel days before and after the above dates.
Eligible Regions: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Timor-Leste.

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