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 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 professional and lived experience, Young Leader Alumni serve as mentors to Emerging Leaders. Alumni mentors bring a wealth of knowledge and insights to support the next generation of advocates. Through their deep understanding of local contexts, Alumni mentors provide invaluable peer support and technical advice to Emerging Leaders on their learning journey.
This collaborative effort involves co-leading the design and development of learning opportunities, ensuring that these initiatives are customized to the needs of Emerging Leaders, and contributing to a vibrant network of advocates by fostering a sense of community. Beyond individual mentoring relationships, Alumni mentors also serve as strategic advisors for Women Deliver, contributing their expertise to institutional goals and strategy.