This program engages young women leaders in an intensive action-oriented leadership training and conference held annually in Boston, Ma.Visit website
The Women2Women International Leadership Program engages young women leaders in an intensive action-oriented leadership training and conference held annually in Boston, Ma. The participants explore leadership development, cultural awareness, conflict resolution, and gain relationships and opportunities that will aid them in leading in today’s world. The program consists of workshops and discussions on these topics.
Emerging young female leaders (ages 15-19) from around the world. Successful candidates have demonstrated leadership abilities through academics, service, international experience, or volunteer involvement.
Imane Bakkioui, a young advocate of interfaith dialogue, has participated in two programs sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Belgium. She has participated in the “Women2Women” program and the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Together with 125 girls from 25 different countries, chairwoman of the Flemish Youth Council and law student Alexandra participated in the Women2Women conference in Boston.
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