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The BMGA Fellows Program For Young African Women.

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The BMGA Fellows Program For Young African Women.

The BMGA Fellows Program is a social impact initiative designed to narrow the gender skills gap that exists among female university graduates in Africa. It is a six-month online blended program that provides young women with access to knowledge and resources required to gain fundamental employability skills that strengthen their marketability for a successful career in the 21st Century.

Based on the learnings and methodology from BMGA’s capacity-building program for corporate clients, the program was designed to give academically motivated female university graduates or final year students the unique opportunity to have a transformational learning experience that will play a pivotal role in their personal and professional development. The program enables participants to develop essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, emotional intelligence, teamwork among others.

The BMGA Fellows Program is supported by top global institutions such as Sterling Bank, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the African Society of Cambridge University, Emotional Intelligence Skills Group, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Rungas Group, UN Women, Gallup, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), University of Lagos (UNILAG), and University of Ibadan (UI).

We aim to transform up to 10,000 female leaders directly and indirectly in the next five years. Because we apply the transformational domino concept by ensuring that we admit high potential women into the program, we are confident that the BMGA Fellows will go on to transform young women in their respective networks. This will ensure that more women are equipped with skills that enable them to be active contributors to a gender-equal world.

The BMGA Way

Once selected, participants go through an intensive six-month learning experience that utilizes modern technological tools and resources to aid transformational learning. The program consists of 7 modules led by industry experts and professors from top universities across the world. With the use of live classes, TED talks, case studies, and other learning tools, participants are able to gain new insights into the skills required for the next Information Revolution. During the program, participants also actively engage in peer-to-peer mentoring with graduate students in top universities across the world.

Upon graduation, BMGA Fellows are inducted into an active Alumni network and attend periodic meet-ups to discuss pertinent issues within their industries and share inspiring solutions. Fellows also have the opportunity to receive post-program mentorship from senior-level professionals. The BMGA Fellows Program has been designed in a way that holistically transforms each participant into globally competitive professionals.

What Next?

Based on a survey of recent BMGA Fellows, 87.5% of Fellows gain core life skills applicable in professional settings and 95.8% develop competencies that are essential for career development through the program.

They have also developed self-confidence, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication skills, among others. Through discussions that address issues such as business ethics, women in leadership roles, entrepreneurship, colorism, gender-based violence in the workplace,  cross-cultural work contexts, and African history, Fellows have become better equipped for the global work environment.

Most significantly, the program has helped the Fellows to gain a network of individuals who have a global mindset and are willing to support one another to impact the world.

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Thinkwell Institute Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship For Global Health.

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Thinkwell Institute Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship For Global Health.

Young women play a foundational role in helping sustain the health and well-being of our communities, however they are often not given opportunities to activate change. The Samya Rose Stumo Fellowship for Global Health fosters a global community of young women to inspire their vision, develop their skills, incubate their ideas, and elevate their voices to become the change makers of tomorrow.

The fellowship seeks to identify and nurture young women from across the globe to co-create transformative global health projects with ThinkWell. Selected fellows will be part of a 12-month inaugural cohort designed to bring their interests and ideas to life. Fellows will work with ThinkWell experts and have access to cutting- edge resources to co-create a project idea in health systems, health advocacy, health policy, or health entrepreneurship.

Leading global health experts from ThinkWell will serve as a mentor to each fellow, directing them through the entrepreneurial process and providing critical feedback along the way. Fellows will write a summary of their learnings and findings and give a presentation after 12 months. We understand that fellows will be at varying stages of development in their area of interest, and we are committed to curate and facilitate experiences designed to bring value to each fellow. While fellows are primarily responsible for individual projects, we encourage cross-collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Requirements

Thinkwell seek applications from outstandingly bright, motivated, and driven women with a burgeoning interest to explore a concept in global health. These women should be self starters,have demonstrated leadership in their communities, and have a commitment to challenge the status quo. Women should be in or have recently completed a master’s degree or higher. Initially, the fellowship will accept promising women applicants from Kenya, Indonesia,Bangladesh, and the Philippines.

How to Apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online with the following:

1) CV outlining education, experience, and accomplishments

2) A letter of recommendation describing how the candidate exemplifies strong merits and commitment to the field of global health

3) Answers to the following questions about a project/initiative in health systems, health policy, health advocacy, or health entrepreneurship

  • Problem Statement: What problems do you want to address throughout the fellowship? Provide evidence of the problems with data and details (350 words max)
  • Potential Solutions: Provide a compelling explanation of the opportunity/opening/void you see in the ecosystem. Outline possible avenues you’d explore as a potential solution. If you have an established idea, please expand on it here (350 words max)
  • Impact: Explain the intended impact you hope to address by researching your problem area. What are some long-term goals? (200 words max)
  • Potential Challenges: Briefly describe any potential challenges that you may face as you explore your problem area (200words max)
  • Answers to the following questions: Which professional accomplishments to date are you proudest of? (200 words max) What are your professional goals for the next several years? (150 words max) How would this opportunity advance your goals? (150 words max)

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Visit the Official Webpage of the Thinkwell Institute Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship

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