Whether you are part of an established organization or association, an aspiring politician, an individual with a project idea or someone struggling to balance too many roles and responsibilities in your life, this guide is designed to provide you with the basic tools necessary to start taking action in your community on the issues that matter most to you. It’s a guide for young women leaders, written by young women leaders. Focusing on building confidence, enhancing capacity and making connections, this guide will help you assess where you are, identify where you want to be, and help you create your personal roadmap to develop your leadership potential.
The ideas and strategies offered in this guide were developed from the advice and experiences of 25 young women activists from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia who were a part of the “Youth of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow” initiative, a year-long program focused on community engagement, networking and peer mentoring. Their ideas are combined with best practices and recommendations from NDI’s work with women leaders around the world.