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BMGA Fellowship Program 2024: A Unique Opportunity for Young Women in Africa and Asia

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Are you a final-year student or an early-career professional who wants to develop your employability skills and prepare for the future of work? Do you want to learn from renowned professors, industry experts, and world-class leaders? Do you want to join a network of talented and ambitious women from across Africa and Asia?

If yes, then you should apply for the BMGA Fellowship Program 2024, a social impact initiative designed to narrow the gender skills gap among university graduates in Africa and Asia. This is a fully virtual and free program that runs for six months and provides you with access to the knowledge and resources required to gain fundamental employability skills that strengthen your marketability for a successful career in the 21st Century.

What will you gain from the program?

As a BMGA Fellow, you will benefit from:

  • Courses taught by renowned professors and industry experts from top institutions across the world, covering topics such as critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, emotional intelligence, teamwork, and creativity.
  • Mentorship pairings with graduate students and professionals from top global universities such as the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London, who will guide you through your personal and professional development journey.
  • One-on-one career coaching from global executives with international experience, who will help you identify your strengths, interests, and goals, and provide you with feedback and advice on your resume, cover letter, and interview skills.
  • Fire-side conversations with world-class leaders from various sectors and backgrounds, who will share their insights, experiences, and tips on how to succeed in the 21st Century workplace.
  • Access to the invaluable Alumni Network with individuals living in over sixteen (16) countries worldwide, who will offer you further learning, networking, and lifetime support.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the BMGA Fellowship Program 2024, you must:

  • Be a young woman from Africa or Asia.
  • Be a final-year student or an early-career professional (less than two years of work experience) in any field of study.
  • Have a strong academic record and a passion for learning and personal growth.
  • Have access to a reliable internet connection and a laptop or smartphone.
  • Be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week for the duration of the program.

How to apply?

To apply for the BMGA Fellowship Program 2024, you need to:

  • Fill out the online application form here before Sunday, 17 March 2024; 11:59 PM [WAT].
  • Submit your resume, academic transcript, and a short essay (500 words max) on why you want to join the program and what you hope to gain from it.
  • Complete an online assessment test that will measure your cognitive and behavioral skills.
  • If shortlisted, participate in a virtual interview with a panel of BMGA staff and partners.

FAQs

  • Q: What is the BMGA Foundation?
  • A: The BMGA Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to empower young women in Africa and Asia through education, mentorship, and leadership development. The BMGA Foundation is the official organizer of the BMGA Fellows Program.
  • Q: What is the cost of the program?
  • A: The BMGA Fellowship Program is completely free for all participants. There is no application fee, tuition fee, or any other hidden costs. The BMGA Foundation covers all the expenses related to the program, including the learning materials, mentorship, coaching, and certificates.
  • Q: When will the program start and end?
  • A: The BMGA Fellowship Program 2024 will start in April 2024 and end in September 2024. The exact dates will be communicated to the selected participants.
  • Q: How many hours per week do I need to dedicate to the program?
  • A: You need to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to the program, which includes attending live classes, completing assignments, engaging with your mentors and coaches, and participating in other program activities.
  • Q: Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the program?
  • A: Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion from the BMGA Foundation and its partners, which will recognize your achievements and skills gained from the program.
  • Q: How can I contact the BMGA Foundation for more information or queries?
  • A: You can contact the BMGA Foundation by sending an email to [email protected] or by visiting their website here.