The Women in Government Fellowship is a six-month program that is focused on capacity-building, training, and mentorship of women in politics. It seeks to enhance and improve the quality of political participation of women
The fellows will undergo in-person workshops, intensive virtual learning sessions, and hands-on mentorship by seasoned women politicians. This three-pronged approach will provide an academic grounding of democratic frameworks and policy-making, up-skill them with practical know-hows of electioneering, build the fellows' personal brands through personalised Public Narrative trainings by coaches from Harvard Kennedy School, and learn the ropes of politicking directly from a mentor who is undergoing the realities and tackling the challenges of being a woman in public office.
The objectives of the programme are:
To equip with skills and strategic knowledge to effectively run for office, legislate, and govern
To develop a deeper understanding of the nuances and challenges of the Indian democratic system and various political theories, and to gain exposure to policy-framing under renowned practitioners and domain-experts
To provide mentorship to navigate the labyrinth of the political world directly from seasoned women politicians
To build a network of women leaders, policy experts, and campaign professionals to form partnerships and draw upon shared knowledge and exchange best practices
Women who have contested election at any level i.e college, university, RWA, local govt, MLA etc
Women in nominated political party positions for at least 3 months
Women who have worked in civil-society/media/policy organisations for at least 12 months
Women who are/were LAMP/Acumen/Gandhi/Teach for India Fellows and aspire to join politics
Must be an Indian Citizen
If you don’t fit in any of the above but think you deserve a seat, write to us at email@example.com
Intake will be on the lines of the previous cohort.
Though the overall program cost is INR 2 lakh/person, we are charging a discounted nominal fee of INR 35,000/- only. Admission fee waivers (up to 100% scholarship) are available on merit-cum-means basis.
Applications are now closed for the 2023 Cohort and will now re -open only for the 2024 Fellowship! Stay Tuned!
The Women in Government Fellowship 2021Cohort which was the first ever cohort comprised of a diverse group of 18 women leaders from across the country. The fellows engaged in 1000+ hours of learning which was administered during the fellowship. Every fellow also received personal mentorship from practicing women leaders in Politics.