We envision a gender-equal world where women are active contributors and leaders within their respective societies.
The BMGA Fellows Program is a social impact initiative designed to narrow the gender skills gap that exists in Africa and Asia. It is an experiential learning program that provides women with access to knowledge and resources required to gain fundamental employability skills that strengthen their marketability for a successful career in the 21st Century.
The program is designed to give academically motivated final-year students, early-career, and mid-career professionals the unique opportunity to have a transformational learning experience that will play a pivotal role in their personal and professional development.
This program, which is broken down into two different tracks, enables participants to develop essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, emotional intelligence, teamwork, creativity among others.
The BMGA Fellows Program is supported by top global institutions who consistently provide a transformational learning experience via mentorship, executive coaching, structural, and financial support.
We work with some of the best organizations across the world to deliver impact.
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These academically motivated and highly intellectual women who reside in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America are passionate about making an impact in the social, economic, and political development of their home countries.
BMGA Foundation would release a call for applications from eligible women who are nationals of countries within Africa and Asia.
Finish Track: Final-Year Students & Early Career Professionals [< 3 years of work experience]. Six (6) Months
Polish Track: Mid-Career Professionals [5-10 years of work experience]. Four (4) Months
Participants who accept this invitation firmly will engage in a week-long onboarding process that will successfully jumpstart their program experience.
The BMGA Fellows Program has been designed in a way that holistically transforms
each participant into a globally competitive professional.
Once selected, participants go through an intensive learning experience that utilizes modern technological tools and resources to aid transformational learning. The program consists of capacity-building courses led by industry experts and professors from top universities across the world.
With the use of live classes, TED talks, case studies, and other learning tools, participants are able to gain new insights into the skills required for the future of work. During the program, participants also actively engage in peer-to-peer mentoring with graduate students in top universities across the world.
Afterwards, BMGA Fellows are inducted into an active Alumni network and attend periodic meet-ups to discuss pertinent issues within their industries. Fellows who show outstanding commitment to the program would also have the opportunity to receive post-program coaching from senior-level professionals.
According to a recent survey of BMGA Fellows, 95.5% of Fellows have improved relationships with their coworkers, and conformed to higher professional standards than before the program. Emotional Intelligence and Business Etiquette were also highlighted by 92.86% of the Fellows as the top two competencies in the business world which they learnt from the program.
They have also developed self-confidence, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication skills, among others. Through discussions that address issues such as business ethics, women in leadership roles, entrepreneurship, colorism, gender-based violence in the workplace, and cross-cultural work contexts, Fellows have become better equipped for the global work environment.
Most significantly, the program has helped the Fellows to gain a network of individuals who have a global mindset and are willing to support one another to impact the world.
The program offers high-level professional development courses, mentorship from graduates of top global universities, coaching from executives with international careers, and life skills that are designed to prepare young women for a career in the 21st Century.
As a Fellow, you will join the alumni network of BMGA Fellows, who are residing in over ten (10) countries across the world, which will provide you with a wide range of opportunities from professional mentorships to programs specifically tailored towards career development.
The BMGA Fellows Program is an entirely virtual learning experience.
The BMGA Fellows Program runs through a period of six (6) months for participants within the Finish Track and four (4) months for participants within the Polish Track.
The Finish Track of the BMGA Fellows Program is geared towards the development of early career professionals who are final year students of tertiary institutions or have less than three years of post-graduation work experience. This track would run for six months.
The Polish Track of the BMGA Fellows Program is targeted at mid-level career professionals who have three to ten years of work experience. This track would run concurrently for four months.
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