Call for Applications for Women Leaders to become a member of the Africa Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Ethiopia Chapter




Are you a successful Ethiopian woman leader in government, non-governmental organizations, private sector, international organizations, academia, arts and media, sports or any other fields?

Are you an advocate for women’s rights and gender equality? Do you have a long and established culture of volunteerism and contribution to a social cause? Have you come up with innovative approaches and technologies in your fields?

Are you a young woman showing promise in leadership?

This Call for Application is for you.


What is the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN)?

The African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) is a ground-breaking movement of African women leaders. It is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations through the office UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). AWLN was launched in New York in 2017.

The Network comprises of over 200 women leaders in media, politics, diplomatic corps, academics, research, civil society, private sector, young women, rural women and women in the diaspora. The network has the objective of enhancing the leadership of women with thematic focus on development, governance, peace and stability, economic empowerment and women's access to finance. In addition to the global structure, there are regional chapters in line with the regional communities in the five regions of Africa.

There are also national chapters established based on country contexts. To date, there are 25 African countries which have launched national chapters, including Ethiopia.