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East-West Center launches Changing Faces Women's Leadership Seminar

02/05/2014 17:35
Changing Faces Women's Leadership Seminar
Dates:  July 14 – 26, 2014

Study Destinations:  Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii

Who Can Apply:  Women business owners and senior managers, government and industry policymakers, and civil society organization leaders with 7-15 years of work experience are eligible to apply. Successful candidates will have demonstrated leadership and innovation in their current and past positions as well as potential to affect change in their communities and influence others. Innovators may generally be defined as those who have created an original idea or product or are recognized for their ability to improve upon an original idea or system. Applicants must have the ability to communicate in English in a professional, multi-cultural setting. Preference is given to candidates with limited opportunities for international exchange and professional development.

Funding:  The 2014 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar is funded by the East-West Center with entrepreneurial training provided by Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. EWC will fund ten women from the Asia Pacific region, defined here as:  Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Tonga, Vietnam, and the United States. Funding covers all costs associated with participation, except roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, visa fees, health insurance and baggage charges.  

Theme:  Women as Innovators and Entrepreneurs:  Generating Job Creation and Strengthening Communities

Launched in 2002, the Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar is a 12-day professional training, dialogue, and travel program is designed for innovative, women entrepreneurs from Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States to enhance their entrepreneurial capacity and leadership skills; strengthen societies through the pursuit of social entrepreneurship; and develop a global community of women leaders. The 2014 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar will focus on the important role that innovation and entrepreneurship plays in contributing to job creation and strengthening communities. Innovators may generally be defined as those who have created an original idea or product, are recognized for their ability to “build a better mouse-trap” or improve upon an original idea or find new arenas for application. Participants will, thus, explore how their innovative and entrepreneurial skills, experience, and knowledge generate value through the creation or expansion of economic activity, evidenced by job creation, economic growth and community development. In addition, participants will discuss the broader linkages between business and the community.

Below is a summary of the Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar for your reference. I have also included a link to a PDF announcement flyer. The East-West Center would be extremely grateful if you would disseminate this information widely to colleagues who may be interested. We would also appreciate any recommendations you might offer on behalf of talented, innovative women in your network!! Please email recommendations to the program coordinator and make certain they apply!!
Apply Now!  Deadline: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
**The East-West Center strongly encourages you to submit your application materials early in case the Selection Committee has concerns or questions.**

Announcement Flier

Application Form (please save the pdf file first before filling in the form)

Application Instructions

For more information and application forms, please visit https://www.eastwestcenter.org/seminars-and-journalism-fellowships/leadership-development/changing-faces-womens-leadership-seminar. Questions may also be sent by email to changingfaces@eastwestcenter.org. For phone inquiries, please contact the program coordinator, Ms. Liz A. Dorn, at (808) 944-7368.


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