WIN Africa Leadership Accelerator Programme

WIN are delighted to announce that applications are now open for their flagship Women in News (WIN) Africa Leadership Accelerator Programme 2022 for African Women Journalists.

About Women in News (WIN) Africa Leadership Accelerator Programme: WIN works with media companies and their high potential female employees to overcome the gender gap in management and senior management positions. The programme seeks to equip women media professionals in middle and senior management positions with the right skills, knowledge and attitudes to help advance their careers. WIN provides them the support networks they need to take on a greater leadership role within their organizations and works with their organizations to create environments for high potential women to succeed.


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Type: Training

Number of Awards: Not specified

Duration of Programme: 9 Months

Eligible Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. If your country is not part of WIN Africa, you can apply for e-learning courses, and our WIN MMT scholarship via the “Online” tab.


Eligibility for WIN Africa Leadership Accelerator Programme

  • Applications are open for mid to senior level editors and journalists from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • The WIN Leadership Accelerator is targeted at mid to senior level editors and journalists. Participants must have two to three years of experience managing people or processes and be working in the media sector – print or digital newspapers, radio and, in some cases, broadcast.
  • We recognise that gender is not binary. All media professionals who are women identifying, as well as non-binary people, are welcome to apply to the Accelerator.

Value of Women in News (WIN) Africa Leadership Accelerator Programme:

Journalists and editors who take part in the programme acquire new skill sets and build their capacity through a combination of Coaching, Training, Mentoring and Networking.

Specifically, successful applicants benefit from:

  • One-on-one coaching to create a three-to-five year career roadmap
  • Certified Media Management Training​
  • Gender Balance in Content Training
  • Managing Sexual Harassment Training
  • Leadership Hubs

Application Procedure for Women in News (WIN) Africa Leadership Accelerator Programme: For more information on how to apply, please visit: here

Application Deadline: 14th January 2022


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