YOUNG LEADER ALUMNI
Since the founding of the Young Leaders Program in 2010, there are now over 700 Young Leader Alumni who have completed the Program. These Alumni now hold leadership roles in global advocacy organizations, governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society. Women Deliver continues to serve as a platform for Alumni as they advance their advocacy by amplifying their work, creating platforms for collective action, and empowering their leadership within the gender equality field and within Women Deliver.
Board of Directors
Consistent with our approach to meaningful youth engagement and co-leadership, we believe young people should hold key leadership roles within our own organization to ensure our work is responsive to the needs of young people and advances their advocacy. Women Deliver is thrilled to have three Young Leader Alumni serve on our Board of Directors, providing strategic oversight and governance to the organization:
Young Leader Alumni also serve as strategic advisors in the design and implementation of the Young Leaders Program through the Alumni Committee. The Alumni Committee, comprised of 14 Alumni from a diversity of regions and identities, both leads and provides critical insights on key Young Leaders Program initiatives, such as the creation of a new Digital University module on digital rights and participatory reviews of Young Leaders’ Small Grants applications.
The members of the 2021 – 2023 Alumni Committee are:
Young Leader Alumni also share their knowledge and expertise as partners, co-contributors, and key informants in Women Deliver’s research and policy and advocacy initiatives, such as “The Impact of COVID-19 on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Youth-led Perspectives and Solutions for a Gender-Equal World.”
As accomplished advocates with deep professional and lived experience, Young Leader Alumni serve as mentors to Young Leaders. For example, Alumni Facilitators lead small groups of Young Leaders in discussion as Young Leaders complete Digital University, Women Deliver’s online coursework that serves as a foundation of knowledge within the Young Leaders Program. Alumni also mentor Young Leaders at the regional level through the Alumni-led Young Leader and Alumni Network, which convenes those working on the same advocacy issues, such as adolescent health or climate justice, to share knowledge and collaborate.