Women2Women International Leadership Program 2018

“Let us know why you should participate in the Women2Women International Leadership Program 2018 in the U.S. and maybe you’ll be selected to participate.”

U.S. Embassy The Hague is looking for young women (ages 15-19) who want to participate in the Women2Women International Leadership Program, which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on July 19-28, 2018. Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?  Then send in your application (see instructions below) and you could be selected for this unique program in the United States!

About the program

The Women2Women International Leadership Program (W2W 2018) is a program of Empower Peace. W2W 2018 is an opportunity for young women to participate in an educational cultural exchange. This year’s program will be held at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. W2W 2018 will provide participants with the educational opportunity to learn, network and acquire leadership skills that will empower them to make a difference in their respective communities and countries. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with their peers from around the world.

The W2W 2018 conference will focus on “The Power of Women” and the critical need for women to promote women’s rights, social justice and to stand up to sexual harassment and gender inequality. As a delegate, you will have the opportunity to learn about the current status of women and girls around the world, as well as the social and economic progress that is possible when women and girls have the opportunity to participate fully in every aspect of society. You will meet with leading figures tackling these challenges on an international scale, and develop your leadership skills so you can make a difference. Perhaps most importantly, you will be joining a lifelong, global network of young women who support each other and work together to contribute to positive change around the world.

Recruitment/Candidate profile:

  • You are female, between the ages of 15 and 19, as of July 1, 2018.
  • You have excellent English language skills.

In addition, we are looking for students with the following abilities/interests:

  • Learning about other cultures, religions, and countries.
  • Political science/government, world events, media/journalism, community activism and/or business.
  • Active in community service activities and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Willing and able to work with a variety of individuals and teams from many different cultures, backgrounds and religions.
  • Demonstrating solid leadership qualities and abilities.
  • Making the most of this opportunity and sharing their experiences with others in their schools and communities when they return home.

Application instructions
You can apply by sending us a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) that outlines who you are, what you do, and most importantly, why you wish to participate in W2W 2018. What do you hope to get out of it; what can you contribute yourself; and how will participation in W2W 2018 help you to contribute to your community afterwards? Please submit your application in English.

We will select the nominees based on their video application and a follow-up interview. You can send your application to the following e-mail address:  irc_hague@yahoo.com with the subject line “W2W 2018 – Video Application″. The deadline for application is Thursday, March 22, at midnight.

Don’t forget to include the following information in the body of your email:

First and Last Name:
Age and Date of Birth:
City of Birth:
Home Address:
Telephone/Mobile Number:
Email address:
Name and address of your school:
Your extracurricular activities

The best applicants will be invited for a follow-up interview in English at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, which will take place between March 26 and April 5.  The selected candidates will be announced on April 6.