Harvard Learn, Engage, Advance, Disrupt “LEAD” Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health

CATEGORY: Training

Judith Macharia ()



The Harvard Global Health Institute and the Global Health and Population Department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offer a transformational fellowship specifically designed to promote leadership skills in individuals from low- and middle-income countries who will, in turn, mentor future female leaders in global health. Harvard LEAD Fellows will have access to world-class faculty, are provided with senior mentors and the opportunity to build a custom curriculum aligned to their own unique personal growth and leadership plan. Based on their specific interests and leadership goals, LEAD fellows engage in a tailored leadership training program, speaking and networking opportunities, and independent project work. The fellowship offers the unique opportunity to build a global network of peers and relationships across schools and departments of Harvard University. The fellowship experience provides global health leaders time to reflect, recalibrate, and explore uncharted territories.

The 2023-24 LEAD fellowship program will run from September 2023 through August 2024. The program structure is a virtual engagement with a 4 week in- residence experience in Cambridge, MA in April, 2024. Program curriculum includes a blend of executive coaching, mentorship, speaking engagements, executive education courses, workshops, meetings, events and networking.

The 2023 – 2024 cohort of LEAD Fellows will join a close-knit community of former fellows from around the world. To date, fellows have come from 12 different countries, with representation from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. Their areas of focus have ranged from HIV/AIDS and healthcare to health policy at the highest levels of government. Past fellows’ areas of expertise span disciplines including research, advocacy, administration and policy.

The 2023 – 2024 fellowship application is NOW OPEN! 

All application materials are due by 5PM EST, Friday, March 10, 2023

Applicants will be notified in May 2023 if selected for this position. The fellowship will run from September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024.




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