FEMMES D’AVENIR EN MEDITERRANEE 2015 / Women of the Mediterranean : The next generation of leaders 2015 - Sciences Po’ Paris


Sciences Po has created a training program to support and guide young Mediterranean women in their professional and personal fulfillment. The Training program, will contribute to develop a solidarity and mutual support network among participants in order to contribute to the creation of a long-term culture of gender parity.

The first edition will be held in Paris and Brussels in June 2015. 22 Women from the business, arts, culture, research, politics and humanitarian sectors will gather together and benefit from both applied and theoretical support to their careers.
They will have access to Sciences Po’s scientific and academic know-how and will be given the chance to meet high level senior figures from the political, arts, culture and business worlds, in addition to other distinguished representatives of the French and European public scene.
Training will include modules on law, leadership, management and gender, and conflict resolution specifically designed for the program.


The goal of the training program is to improve the competencies of young Mediterranean women as leaders of tomorrow and advocates of gender equality.

1. Age between 25 and 35.
2. Eligible nationalities : Turk, Palestinian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Algerian, Libyan, Egyptian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian.
3. Being an agent of change :
- Entrepreneurs, CEO, COO, founders of ecommerce platforms, start-ups, companies etc...
- Artists, musicians, dancers, film makers, etc...
- Researchers,
- Politicians,
- Humanitarian or civil/women rights activists.
4. Promoting gender equality.
5. A commitment to return to their country of origin and utilize their new skills and know-how to spread the culture of equality and fight for gender parity.
6. Communication skills.
7. Being fluent in English and/or in French.


The program will be held in Paris (Sciences Po University) and Brussels (European Union Parliament) from June 1st to 15th 2015.


The following expenses will be covered by the organizers :
- Travel fare for one person (round trip to Paris)
- Accommodation and lunches
- Training materials (documentation, articles and papers for the training week)
- Travel expenses to Brussels
- Visa fees
- Closing dinner


Candidates must fill out the application online at
http://blogs.sciences-po.fr/womed/ (under APPLICATION) and join :
1/ A Curriculum Vitae (EN or FR)
2/ A Cover Letter : (Word/PDF format, up to two pages) in which the candidate will indicate the benefits she would acquire from the training and how she would consider applying her new skills in her professional careers.
3/ 2 Recommendation letters

The deadline for submission is March 21st 2015.
The juries take into account candidates’ backgrounds and demonstrated motivations when making their selections.

If you cannot fill the form, kindly send the same documents to women.mediterranean@sciencespo.fr. The email must be sent under the subject “WoMED Application FORM 2015”.

Contact : Caterina Sabbatini-Clec’h, WoMED Coordinator, is available for any questions or concerns pertaining to the submission process :
caterina.sabbatini@sciencespo.fr/ telephone number 0033145495546).


publié le 07/12/2016

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