International Women's Day

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EY is committed to Diversity and Inclusiveness and creating an environment where women can achieve their potential and make a difference in the workplace and in their communities.

An example of our commitment is the EY Women Leaders for Africa Academy, which is a great example of an initiative that aligns with this year's International Women's Day theme of Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures. It enables outstanding young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential by participating in a leadership program, mentoring and coaching.

The EY Women Leaders for Africa Academy is envisaged to be a three-part experience, consisting of three “boot camp” style courses supplemented by additional coaching and mentoring sessions at EY with mentors and a buddy from the Africa Leadership Academy.

The academy is aimed at high school girl learners, grades 10-12. The girls are going to be drawn from schools in the “middle level” of performance. (50 - 70% pass rate)

The girls will be hand-picked for their latent potential as shown in their academic performance and extra activities with regard to extra-curricular activities and community work, as well as a special “something” which sets them apart and shows that they have potential to rise beyond the ordinary.

The project will pilot with 30 girl learners.

EY Women Leaders for Africa Academy aims to build future female leaders for Africa.

EY Women Leaders for Africa Academy mentors and develops future leaders with life skills through high impact training, coaching and mentoring by committed partners, staff and volunteers.

Read our Brochure for more on the EY Women Leaders for Africa Academy (pdf, 1mb) .