A Life Changing Opportunity: World YWCA Young Women Leadership Cohort 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Young Women Leadership Cohort Programme 2021 is now open for applications! This year’s programme will provide an opportunity for up to ten young women from the YWCA movement to experience the international community-building, work and reach of the World YWCA. Building on the programme’s success and learnings in 2020, and considering ongoing restrictions with the COVID-19 pandemic, the World YWCA Young Women Leadership Cohort 2021 will again occur virtually with World YWCA and at a local or national YWCA member association (also called a “host association”) that has the capacity to support a leadership cohort member (also called an “intern”) throughout the duration of the programme.

The Leadership Cohort 2021 programme will take place from 20 September to 17 December 2021, beginning and ending remotely in the interns’ host association country (or another country, as applicable).

Who can apply:  Young women between the ages of 18-30 years old by the time of application, and that are actively involved in a local or national YWCA.

How to apply? 

Click the buttons below to download and read the Call for Applicationsthe Host Association Terms of Reference, and the Application Form for this year. All information regarding criteria for selection and steps to apply may be found in these documents. Note that applications must include a signed endorsement letter in English, French, or Spanish from a local or national YWCA association supporting the application to the cohort programme and stating their willingness to serve as a host association.

Deadline to submit applications: Friday, 6 August 2021; 11:59 PM (Geneva time).

We highly encourage young women from Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America regions to apply.

Questions? Write to us at hresources@worldywca.thinkbluedata.com