The Center for Asian Pacific American Women selects Asian Pacific American women with 8+ years of work/community experience who are already viewed by their organizations, communities, and/ or families as capable, talented, high achievers. This intense learning experience brings women from diverse ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, geographic areas, ages, careers and interests together. The APAWLI fellows convene for three sessions over a seven-month period with each session focusing on a different area of leadership development.

The first area is foundational and addresses the individual level of development by asking: “Who am I as a whole person leader?” Answering this question involves self-reflection as well as learning concrete leadership behaviors and attributes of a whole person leader. The second session focuses on specific skills to be an effective whole person leader – at the interpersonal level, especially through the ups and downs of leading within multicultural, diverse settings. The third highlights the organizational and focuses on role models and different approaches to leadership.

Fellows will also identify their next steps for moving beyond the Program. Drawing APA women leaders together, while supporting their growth and urging these exceptional women to stride into the world and give back to their communities is only one outcome. During the program, each fellow develops and implements a learning project that will benefit at least 25 people and can be sustainable. As well, they are coached and mentored regarding their personal leadership development journey.

We are currently accepting application for the 2018 cohort. Applications are due June 2017 and the first session will take place October 2017.

How to apply?

1) download the application and thoughtfully fill it out

2) Get three recommendations

3) speak to past fellows to see if this is the right program for you

4) email back the application

5) you will be contacted about the next steps