Applications are now open for the Third Edition of the Leadership Accelerator Programme for Young African Women. 3-Week Virtual Course, 1-Week BootCamp, 6-Month Mentorship.

LEAP Africa
LEAP Africa

The Leadership Accelerator Programme is an annual initiative aimed at empowering and enhancing the skills of high-potential young African women to attain corporate leadership.

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The comprehensive program consists of three main components:

3-Week Virtual Course:

    • The virtual course covers a range of leadership topics, including strategic thinking, communication skills, problem-solving, and effective decision-making.
    • Participants engage in interactive sessions, workshops, and discussions facilitated by industry experts and seasoned leaders.

1-Week Physical Boot Camp:

    • Following the virtual course, selected participants attend a one-week physical boot camp. This phase provides a hands-on and immersive experience, allowing participants to apply the skills and knowledge gained during the virtual sessions.
    • The boot camp includes practical exercises, team-building activities, and opportunities for networking with peers and mentors.

6 Months of Intensive Mentorship:

    • Participants benefit from a mentorship program that spans six months. During this period, they are paired with experienced industry leaders who provide guidance, insights, and support to help them navigate their career paths.
    • The mentorship aspect aims to create lasting connections and foster personal and professional growth.


  • Successful participants gain access to a wealth of knowledge, skills, and networks that empower them in their leadership journey.
  • The program aims to create a community of emerging women leaders who support each other in their professional endeavors.
  • Graduates of the Leadership Accelerator Programme join an alumni network, providing ongoing opportunities for collaboration and mentorship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The program is open to young African women.
  • Applicants should demonstrate high potential, a commitment to leadership, and a passion for making a positive impact.

Application Process for leap Africa youth leadership programme

  • Interested candidates can apply through the official program website.
  • The application typically requires submission of a resume, a statement of purpose, and possibly letters of recommendation.
  • A selection committee reviews applications and shortlists candidates based on merit and potential.

Deadline:  February 20th, 2024.



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