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Women to Women Empowerment Conference

Women2Women Leadership Conference 2011

What is Women2Women Leadership Conference?

In July 2011, the U.S. Embassy will send five female Libyan students age 15 to 19 years old to the United States for leadership training and discussions on womens’ issues.  Participants will join 1,200 female participants from 30 countries in Boston, Massachusetts, and form an intensive leadership conference designed and coordinated by Harvard University. Participants will develop leadership and collective problem solving skills. The program consists of hands-on leadership training workshops and interactive discussion groups.

Who can apply?

Women2Women conference is open to all interested Libyan females between 15 and 19 years old. A high level of English language proficiency is required in order to participate fully in the program.

When?

The deadline for submitting completed application packages is April 10, 2011. 

How?

To apply for Women2Women, please send us:

·   A personal statement of under 1,000 words expressing why you are interested in women’s issues, what you are expecting to learn from the experience, and how you are planning to use what you have learned in Libya once you are back.

·   Current, valid passport copy (English and Arabic biodata pages)

These documents must be scanned and emailed to the Cultural Affairs Office at PAOTripoli@state.gov with the subject "W2W - Last Name" by the application deadline.  Candidates must be available for an in-person interview in Tripoli in spring 2011.

For more information on the program: http://www.empowerpeace.org/programs/w2w/index.html

Please Feel Free to Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli:
Email:  US-Exchanges-Libya@state.gov  
Website:  http://libya.usembassy.gov/public_diplomacy_programs.html