VVEngage

A fellowship to advance women’s public leadership and the SDGs

In partnership with Freeport-McMoRan

VVEngage is a Vital Voices signature fellowship supporting outstanding women political leaders making and influencing policy across the globe. Through this fellowship, we aim to increase the capacity, decision-making power and effectiveness of women leaders in politics and government, shifting culture around women’s public leadership and moving towards equality in public representation globally. We also aim to work towards a more inclusive and equitable world by advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through policy.

Through this fellowship, Vital Voices advances women’s political leadership and the SDGs by conducting online and in-person trainings with experts such as women leaders from the Vital Voices Global Network and professors from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. The fellowship also connects participants to a global network of peers and mentors, such as current and former female heads of state with the Council of Women World Leaders, with whom they can brainstorm and share challenges and best practices.

Building on 20 years of leadership development work conducted by Vital Voices, the customized fellowship curriculum includes 10 months of inspiring and rigorous in-person and online courses in topics such as Leadership, Strategic Communications, Political Strategy and Governance. Fellows will acquire specific skills to achieve their goals and advance the SDGs in their communities.

 

Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort will open in Spring 2020. Please check back at that time for the application link.

 

For more information, please contact the Vital Voices Political & Civic Engagement team at VVEngage@VitalVoices.org.

MEET THE 2019-2020 FELLOWS

Tamara Adrián

Member of Parliament, Venezuela

Venezula

Wa Ode Asmawati

Commissioner, Information Commission of Jakarta

Indonesia

Oana Bîzgan

Member of Parliament, Romania

Romania

Rosana Cueva

Investigative Journalist, Panorama

Peru

Isata Kabia

Director, Voice of Women-Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Mimoza Kusari Lila

Member of Parliament/Party President, Alternativa

Kosovo

Susana Muhamad

Promoter, Activist and Coordinator; Colombia Humana and Se Acaba El Tiempo

Colombia

Virginia Muradzikwa

Member of Parliament, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Leba Nabou

General Secretary, National Federation Party

Fiji

Immaculate Nalwadda

Youth Councilor, Kampala City Council Authority

Uganda

Gülseren Onanç

Founder and Spokesperson, Equality, Justice, Women Platform

Turkey

Rachel Reese

Mayor, Nelson, New Zealand

New Zealand

Clara Rojas Gonzalez

Consultant, Consultoria CR SAS

Colombia

Iona Rothfeld

Founder and Director, National Women’s Soccer Players Association in Chile (ANJUFF)

Chile

Fernanda San Martín Carrasco

Member of Parliament, Bolivia

Bolivia

Jothimani Sennimalai

Member of Parliament

India

Mersiha Smailovikj

President, LEGIS

North Macedonia

Aura Leticia Teleguario Sincal

Special Advisor on Corporate and Inter-Agency Relationships, UN Women Guatemala

Guatemala

Tanzila Umi Habiba

Member of Sindh Provincial Assembly

Pakistan

Phumzile Van Damme

Member of Parliament

South Africa

Paolina Vercoutere

Councilor, Municipality of Otavalo

Ecuador

Daniela Damaris Viteri Custodio

Legal Advisor, Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations

Peru

Rebekah Warren

State Representative, Michigan Legislature

United States

Kholoud Wattar Kassem

Founder and President, Lebanese Women Towards Decision Making

Lebanon

Sartiah Yusran

Coordinator of Postgraduate Public Health Program, University of Halu Oleo Kendari

Indonesia

For bios of the 2018-2019 VVEngage Fellows, please click here!

 

For more information, please contact VVEngage@vitalvoices.org.