• Empowering Women Leaders
    To demonstrate creativity, communicate their vision,
    inspire and ignite the passion of their people to
    achieve the best in a continuously changing environment
  • We Strive To:
    Deliver leadership knowledge, skills, tools, support
    and networks for upcoming women leaders
  • Message from the Head of the Academy
    Prof Amina Abubakar


    Across the globe, there are various leadership academies and courses aimed at women; however, many of them are not developed in the context of Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Additionally, quite a number are not open access or affordable for women who may not have financial support.

    The Aga Khan University Women Leadership Academy (WLA) seeks to address this gap. Through WLA, we are training ambitious and innovative middle career women in Low and Middle-Income Countries on how to build their leadership capacity and provide them with mentorship and opportunities for networking. The WLA programme is offered free of charge over a six-month period. Upon completing the programme, the women leaders join a vibrant alumni network where they can continue networking, sharing skills opportunities and experiences.

    Through each cohort, we strive to develop a group of dynamic and inspirational women who will steer development initiatives within their communities and ignite the spark of excellence in all that they do.

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Courses

  • Courses

    Leading in our Context


  • Courses

    Leading Self and Others


  • Courses

    Leading for Impact


  • Courses

    Life, Financial and Business Skills


  • Courses

    Learning to Learn, Using and Building a Support Structure


News and Events

Opportunity

Call for Applications: Aga Khan University Women Leadership Academy in Tanzania

The Women Leadership academy (WLA), an initiative of the Aga Khan University, aims at promoting enhanced women’s leadership and decision-making within civil society. WLA invites applications from young and upcoming women in management or supervisory roles with experience in community-based organisations in the health and education sectors and non-governmental organisations in Tanzania. The WLA will […]

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Video

Championing Women in Leadership

Click here to watch the video The Institute for Human Development launched the Women Leadership Academy (WLA) to train ambitious and innovative middle career women in low and middle-income countries on how to build their leadership capacity and provide them with mentorship and opportunities for networking.

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News

Empowering Women Leaders

By: Maureen Ooko, Communications Officer, Aga Khan University

52 women leaders from Kenya & Uganda have successfully completed the Women Leadership Academy, a programme hosted by the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Human Development. The women said the programme had an impact on their lives.

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Our Partners



The Women Leadership Academy is supported by Global Affairs Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation