The Global Ambassador Program (GAP) is specially designed for women entrepreneurs – giving mentor-ship, training and a network of support to help develop your business and your self-development. The GAP is consists of one-on-one mentoring sessions, and strategic workshops focused on building organizational management, financial acumen, and leadership skills.

Host Country:

  • United States of America

Host Organisations:

  • Vital Voices, a leading NGO in women’s leadership and development and Bank of America

Program Location: 

  • New York City,

Program Dates:

  • March 19-23, 2018

Program Benefits:

  • One week in-person training program in New York City including:
    o Strategic Planning for Business Growth
    o Human Resource Management
    o Communications workshops including Branding & Marketing, Social Media and PublicSpeaking
    o Financial Management and Access to Capital
  •  A 1:1 mentoring relationship with an established woman executive. Previous mentors include:
    Susan Chambers, Executive Vice President, Global People Division Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.;
    Deborah Dugan, Chief Executive Officer, RED and Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures.
  •  Inclusion in the Vital Voices network of more than 15,000 women from 181 countries and
    territories around the world.
  • Opportunity for cross-cultural exchange with women from around the globe.
  • Participation in a half-day Global Forum, a thought leadership event and networking
    opportunity to engage with invited guests including business and community leaders.
  • Opportunities for your business/organization to be profiled via digital channels, social media
    and in earned media coverage.

Financial Support:

  • The Global Ambassadors will cover All travel, meals and accommodation costs for mentees participating in this program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A woman entrepreneur who owns a majority stake in a qualifying business, is the key decision
    maker in the business and manages it on a day-to-day basis
  • A minimum of 10-20 years of experience in a professional setting.
  • The applicant must have worked in her existing organization / enterprise for at least 5-7 years
    Proficient in English
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the core principles of the “Vital Voices’ Leadership Model” –
    Innovative, collaborative, and driven by a clear sense of mission; engaged in their communities
    and are committed to advancing the status of women and girls.
  • Demonstrate high-potential for leadership and a desire to take on leadership roles both within
    and outside their companies

Business Criteria:

  • For profit or social entrepreneur (for this program, a social enterprise is a for-profit business
    with a social mission)
  • Should have a minimum annual revenue of at least US$ 250,000 and a maximum annual
    revenue of US$ 10 million
  • The United States and all other countries (please note that for the US-based mentees,
    preference will be given to applicants from the New York metropolitan area)

Not Eligible for this Program:

  • Non-Profit or Non-Governmental organizations (NGO’s)
  • Start Up or early stage businesses

Application Process:

Applicants are required to:

  • Complete and submit this online Application Questionnaire
  • Submit a two-minute video  (described in the last section of this application)

Application Deadline:

  • Friday 12th January 2018.

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