Become a Mentor to further develop the professional and leadership skills of emerging women leaders in South East Asia.
The U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI is the only YSEALI regional workshop that has been held annually since 2015. YSEALI is a program funded by the U.S. State Department for young leaders in Southeast Asia. The Academy aims to be an avenue for participants to advance their leadership skills, to create a network of young Southeast Asian women leaders who work across national borders and drive collective action, and nurture a strong ASEAN identity and community.
This year’s cohort includes 55 emerging women leaders as participants working on public health-related issues, from community outreach, NGO workers to medical workers. As an integral part of this program, we are seeking professional leaders who work in the Public Health Sector to become mentors for the program participants of YSEALI WLA 2021.
The Online Mentorship of participants will begin in the first week of June, and the mentor will give a commitment of only 3-4 hours every month for a minimum of 4 months (although you can mutually decide with your mentee if you would like to extend to up to 8 months). The objectives of this mentorship include goal setting, supporting learning objectives, brainstorming action plans and reflections post-academy. As a mentor, you will nurture the leadership journey of emerging women leaders in ASEAN and Timor Leste to further develop their professional and personal skills.
We believe that women who strive to reach their full potential should have the opportunity to do so and our Mentors share our vision of a future where half of all leadership positions are held by women. Being an inspiring leader is not an easy nor straight path – invest in your leadership development while supporting the goals of an emerging leader. You don’t have to be at the peak of your career, have different diplomas/degrees, or have life figured out to be a good mentor. What’s more important is your ability to listen, encourage, ask thoughtful questions, and reflect with your mentee. You will be a confidante, a guide, and most importantly, an invaluable pillar of support to a young woman’s journey to lead the change.
As a Mentor you will,
Become a pillar of support to young, women leaders in South East Asia from Public Health Sector
Guide a changemaker in her journey to developing leadership skills, so she can lead change in her community;
Access Wedu’s global community of mentors;
Access Wedu’s leadership curriculum and online resources;
Access Wedu’s mentorship customer support service;
Develop greater listening skills; and
Learn invaluable leadership skills that are applicable to your work and life.