Grace Ihejiamaizu is a Sociology graduate and emerging Social Entrepreneur with over 3 years experience managing various youth-led and community based projects. Her passion for positive change in Nigeria has led her to develop the RYPE Initiative, a project that is helping young people gain real skills to become leaders and productive entrepreneurs.
Her active involvement in various community-based projects and outstanding leadership achievements has won her some national and international recognition including her recent recognition by Google's Zeitgeist as one of the 12 Brightest Young Minds in 2011. She is also a worthy alumnus of a US Government program, SUSI - "Study of the US Institute for Student Leaders". Grace's commitment to ensuring that young people are properly guided and engaged to achieve their dreams won her the Michelle Obama Young African Women Leader's Forum Grant in 2011 in support of her work in the community.
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Who is the most outstanding young African woman leader you know?
Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2012 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.
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 program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them tackle issues affecting women in their communities and society as a whole- by equipping them with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are welcome from young African women living in Africa and the Diaspora.
The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.
Eligibility for the one-year program
Applicants must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEA- including a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project. Applicant must be between 19 - 25 years of age. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.
The deadline for completed MILEAD Fellows applications to be submitted for review is March 15, 2012. For application package or additional information go to:www.moremiinitiative.org Share this application information (through the Facebook and Twitter share buttons above) with the most promising young African women leaders you know- who have the potential to help transform Africa.
Poems yet unwritten, Songs yet unsung, Children yet unborn, Homes yet to be mended, Issues yet unsolved, Heights yet to be reached, Communities yet untouched, Bowels of mercy yet to be poured out, We keep striving, We keep running, We keep dreaming, Till we reach the mark................................