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The WLIAfrica Fellowship Program is an initiative designed to empower female professionals in the insurance industry,risk management, ESG, and sustainability to help propel them into leadership roles.

Application deadline - 20th February 2024

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What is the WLIDERSHIP Fellowship?

This Fellowship is an exclusive leadership development program for mid-career female professionals working in insurance, risk management, sustainability, and ESG across Africa.
It's an intensive 4-month journey focused on accelerating our fellows' leadership skills, strategic thinking, global connections, and career trajectories to help drive them into executive roles.

The program includes:

The WLIAfrica Fellowship aims to diversify leadership in finance and risk management by equipping the top female talent with the compounding knowledge, tools, visibility and sponsorship to exponentially amplify their impact.

Fellows gain access to a lifelong community committed to their advancement into highest levels of industry influence. It's a launching pad to leapfrog women into shaping the future of finance and business in Africa.

The broad objectives of the program are to:

How will it run

The 4-month fellowship commences with a 3-month intensive virtual training phase, followed by a 5-day in-person immersive session, culminating in a -month collaboration phase with ongoing guidance from assigned executive mentors.

The program is designed to include:

Who is eligible?

The WLIAfrica Fellowship seeks high-potential mid-career female professionals working within insurance, risk management, sustainability or ESG fields based in Africa.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Female professionals working in insurance, risk management, sustainability, or ESG in Africa.

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the industry.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to professional development.

  • Interest in advancing their careers in the insurance industry in Africa.

Eligibility for WLIAfrica Fellowship

How to apply?

Interested parties may be shortlisted by the WLIAfrica directory, and WLIAfrica’s partner organizations by completing and submitting details of their fellowship via this link  Application form

Apply before 20th February, 2024

Alternatively, for further enquiries, please send an email titled “WLIAfrica Fellowship” to

Our team will carefully review all applications, considering each candidate's qualifications, leadership potential, and commitment.

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Become a partner

If you or your organization are equally passionate about investing in the young female professionals, and are committed to raising the next generation of values-based and ethical leaders, we invite you to partner with us!

Send an email with "Partner" in the subject line to Let's connect to discuss partnership opportunities!

Join WLIAfrica

Register now to be a part of the Women Leadership in Insurance Africa (WLIAfrica) Network

WLIAfrica aims to create an inclusive space for its members to build relationships which are meaningful, impactful, long-lasting, mutually beneficial and impactful.

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