The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation is hosting the first ever Global Programme for Women's Leadership (GPWL). GPWL is supported by the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy of the Observer Research Foundation and UK’s Department for International Development. We invite you to nominate young women leaders to participate in the 7-day programme which will be hosted in New Delhi, India between April 8th and 14th, 2019.

The Global Programme for Women's Leadership will bring together 100 young women leaders from India, Africa and the Bay of Bengal Community to host conversations, working sessions, field trips, and cultural immersion activities to provide authentic exposure to young women and prepare them for impactful leadership positions. They will have the opportunity to interact with global leaders and industry experts in their fields.

The mission of the programme is to create a global platform for young women leaders to harness their collective potential and solve the world's most pressing challenges. The thematic areas of focus will include health, technology and sustainability. The programme will include a series of events - including discussions, mentoring, training and cultural immersion activities.

About the Organisers

The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women (VSPW) is a unique postgraduate programme integrating liberal arts into management studies and linking several disciplines together to give a well-rounded management education. Its commitment to empowering young women professionals and leading change lies at the core of the Global Programme for Women's Leadership.

Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is an independent think-tank based in New Delhi, India. ORF's mandate is to conduct in-depth research, provide inclusive platforms and invest in tomorrow's thought leaders today. As an organisation that aims to encourage voices from all corners of the world, ORF curates and hosts multiple international conferences and dialogues.

We invite you to apply, or nominate young women from your institution and extended networks to participate in this programme. Candidates should be between 24 and 35 years of age and, preferably, be active in sectors such as healthcare, technology and sustainability, and have strong leadership potential. Upon receiving nominations, candidates will be evaluated by a distinguished international jury for selection into the programme.

Your nomination letter with a brief description of your candidate's profile, talents, and achievements, and your nominee's application should be sent to us before 11:59pm, Friday, 22nd February, 2019. For any further queries, please write to gpwl2019@vedicascholars.com or call on +91-913862376 or +91-9873445120.

GPWL Application Form

Guidelines for the applicants

The thematic areas of focus for the Global Programme for Women’s Leadership 2019 will include health, technology and sustainability. The programme will include a series of events – including discussions, mentoring, training and cultural immersion activities like a field trip.

Applicants must be nominated by a contact person authorized by the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women and the ORF. This is a highly selective program; if you have been nominated, then you can apply. We will invite approximately 30 applicants for The Global Programme for Women’s Leadership Programme.

Candidates should be between 24 and 35 years of age and, preferably, be active in sectors such as healthcare, technology and sustainability, and have strong leadership potential. Upon receiving nominations, candidates will be evaluated by a distinguished international jury for selection into the programme.

Please complete the online application form and upload the following application documents:

  • CV
  • Photo
  • Letter of intent

Application deadline is 11:59 PM IST, 22 February 2019. Should you have any problems to upload your files, please send these documents via e-mail at gpwl2019@vedicaschlars.com
For any further information, kindly, write us at gpwl2019@vedicascholars.com
Phone: +91 9193862376, +91 9873445120