Women Leadership and Disability Scholarships
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Women Leadership and Disability Scholarships; Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD - USA) annually brings together approximately 30 women leaders with disabilities to strengthen leadership skills, create new visions and build international networks of support.
During the 3-week program in USA, participants take part in workshops and discussions, conduct on-site visits, and participate in team-building activities, to explore challenges and exchange strategies for increasing leadership opportunities and employment of women and girls with disabilities internationally.
Program activities focus on priority issues for women with disabilities, including:
Leadership for economic empowerment
Rights and opportunities
Career planning and higher education
Health and family issues
Using the media and coalition building
Organizational development and sustainability
Inclusive international development programs
Cultural and team-building
Mentorship and networking
Goals and action plans
Limited scholarships may be available based on applicant's demonstrated financial need. Application deadline is March 1.
Who Can Apply
Emerging and established women leaders with disabilities from around the world who demonstrate:
Personal experience with disability, an understanding of issues, and a commitment to working for the rights of women and girls with disabilities
Membership in an organization led by and for people with disabilities, or by and for women, with particular attention to issues of women and girls with disabilities; or employment in a business or program committed to inclusion of women and girls with disabilities
Commitment to and capacity for increasing leadership opportunities and employment of women with disabilities in the community and/or country
Round-trip airplane tickets for participants to travel from home countries to USA
Travel health insurance during the WILD program
Food, lodging, program activities and accessible public transportation during the WILD program
Disability-related accommodations, including sign language interpreters, funding for personal assistants, etc.
For more information and application, see; Women Leadership and Disability Scholarships.
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