ELEVATING PERSONAL AND COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP
WE lead is the year long leadership experience for a cohort of 20 women environmental leaders in Africa each year. It includes tailored trainings, facilitated dialogues, one-on-one coaching and mentoring, community building, peer support, and increased visibility focused around the 5 pillars of personal leadership, wellbeing, relationship and collaboration, visibility for impact and radical imagination.
FIVE FOUNDATIONAL PILLARS
As women leaders we can change the way conservation and environmental protection is done in Africa by taking our place at decision-making tables and using our influence to create a community of practise that builds our resilience, is inclusive and brings others along with us. This will ultimately lead to greater environmental impact. Through examining our own journeys and with the help of leadership experts, WE Africa has identified five pillars that form the foundation of the WE Africa leadership experience.
PERSONAL LEADERSHIP GROWTH
You will be able to clearly identify your leadership style, values, purpose and goals and lead with greater self-awareness, courage and influence.
WELLBEING AND WELLNESS
You will feel healthier and more energized through a focus on holistic wellbeing and stress management tools, no matter where you work or what challenges you tace. I his will improve your resilence so you can keep going and pay it forward to others to create whole and healthy teams.
RELATIONSHIPS OF COLLABORATION AND PEACEBUILDING
You will be able to build and maintain more productive relationships and help create a culture of collaboration and inclusion, rather than competition.
VISIBILITY FOR IMPACT
You will be able to use your authentic visibility to build influence and collective impact within your communities, teams, organisations and countries.
You will have a growth mindset and will be inspired and equipped to “pay it forward” by helping other women in your network on their own leadership journeys and growing the WE Africa community into a movement across Africa and beyond.
Women need to bring their emotions, compassion, empathy and their legacy mindset to the environmental space.