Our Leadership Academies bring together aspiring teen leaders for an intensive week of learning, inspiration, and friendships across cultures. Skill-building workshops, team-building challenges, and dynamic group activities equip teenage girls with the confidence and skills they need to think critically, follow their dreams, and make a positive impact in their communities.
We also connect girls with powerful female role models from across a vast landscape of industries, because studies show: you have to see it to be it. We also know that strength comes from sisterhood and, by giving girls the opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the globe, we’re not only giving them the chance to speak about their own concerns, but also to listen to each other and lift each other up. Get a glimpse into a typical day at the Academy here!
We currently offer Academies in Germany, Malawi, and India, with a hub in Ghana coming soon.
International Leadership Academy
Our year-long one on one mentoring program helps young women ages 13-20 all over the world to achieve their goals and gain leadership skills by pairing them with inspiring successful women who coach, connect, encourage, and open doors for the girls. The program focuses specifically on leadership skills like time management, public speaking, self awareness, leadership and entrepreneurship.
“It really helped to learn first hand from her experiences - how she got there and how she built her career so I know what to do for myself.”
Navya, 20, Dubai
Online special events with skill building components and inspirational keynote speakers
Monthly online discussion groups
Conferences and networking events
Once a GGU girl, always a GGU girl.
Girls who join our international network continue to be supported as they strive to apply what they’ve learned in their everyday lives, and become leaders in their communities.
Our year-round opportunities for GGU alumnae include: