Global Change Leaders - Class of 2014


The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.  Program participants engage in learning grounded in real world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas.  Through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support.

Sonia Afrin
Team Leader-Workforce Engagement
CARE Bangladesh, Bangladesh

I came to Coady to strengthen my leadership capacities to lead with more confidence, become influential and  contribute to innovation and changes in my organization and communities for a brighter future.

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Bushra Al-shirae
Programme Analyst
UNDP, Yemen

I came to Coady to strengthen my leadership skills to contribute to innovation and change in my organization and community and to build a strong professional network with like-minded women leaders.

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Lyne Vanessa Alexandre
President
AJIS (Associaion des Jeunes Impliques Socialement), Haiti

I came to Coady to enhance my leadership skills and learn more about community development. Coady offers me the opportunity to be able to improve my skills in working with people. A chance to enter!

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Jolene Andrew
Aboriginal Community Developer
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, Wet’suwet’en Territory (Canada)


I want to open my heart and mind to teachings from other strong women who have done the same as I have - dedicated my life’s work to increase the well-being of children and families in my community.

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Dolphine Anyango
Program Director; Lecturer
Soroptimist International, Kisumu Club, Kenya Union; University of Kabianga, Kericho, Kenya


I came to Coady to strengthen my capacity to provide leadership towards empowerment of women and girls so that they can take charge of their own development agenda to build resilient communities.

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Mariam Azeem
Founder & Executive Director
Center for Social Innovation and Leadership, Pakistan


I aspire to be a game-changer, turn my “can’ts” into “cans”, my dreams into plans. I want to develop as an influential woman leader with exceptional courage and exemplary strengths. I believe that’s what Coady is recognized for. I have faith, that’s what Coady will facilitate me to achieve.

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Thi Hang Dao
Executive Director
Bamboo Boat Fish Sauce Social Enterprise, Vietnam


I came to Coady to be inspired by amazing women leaders around the world. They make me feel more confident in what I’m doing for a better future for my country. For me, leadership means action.

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Nicole Hendrickson
Founder
Magnum Opus Production, Trinidad & Tobago


I came to Coady to learn how to position my organisation. In addition to help others see what I am doing and what best practices exist. The opportunity is an amazing one.

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Kateryna Kravchuk
Programme coordinator
CSR Ukraine Community, Ukraine


I came to Coady to become better in local economic development, to learn professional and life lessons from women all over the world and to share my own experience with those who might need it.

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Sr. Rose Wanjiru Macharia
Sister
Sisters Of Mercy, Kenya Province


I came to Coady to learn from the expertise of the staff and other students. I am excited and happy to be here and I look forward to be a better person who will lead and inspire others to be the best.

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Noha Mohamed Abdelmoneim
Community Development Facilitator
Plan International Egypt


Alone we go faster together we go further. I came to Coady to strengthen my leadership Capacities through Coady’s innovative learning methodologies and global shared learning environment to be better able to continue working towards empowering children, youth, women and communities I work with.

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Hanifa Nakiryowa
UMSC-UNICEF Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), Uganda


I came to Coady Institute to strengthen my career aspirations of becoming an influential human rights advocate after my experience with the vulnerable groups of people that I work closely with.

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Ahlem Nasraoui
President
Young Leaders Entrepreneurs, Tunisia


I came to Coady International Institute to be the ambassador of my country and learn as well from the other participants, which will help me see the world in a refreshing new vision.

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Sr. Nilanthi Cecilia Ranasinghe, F.M.M.
Psychological Counselor And Programme Coordinator
Franciscan Missionaries Of Mary, Sri Lanka


I came to Coady to create a space to unlearn, learn and re-learn through others’ experiences, inputs and information. I will develop my skills and talents for the welfare of my brothers and sisters, especially for the children and the exploited, abused and underprivileged women in Sri Lanka.

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Rhoda Robinson
Director, Gender Development Programs
HACEY Health Initiative, Nigeria


I came to Coady to improve my knowledge on developing sustainable programs to support women and girls in achieving their full potential. I want to learn more on strengthening collaboration between stakeholders to build better and safer communities for women and girls in Africa.

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Mariana Lilian Sales Jacinto
Coordinator
Ajpon Women Group, Guatemala


To enhance my leadership, learn from women leaders because WE WOMEN change the world. We feed our people, we defend our family, we demand investments, recognition and justice, we demand respect.

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Faustina Vimariba
Founder and Executive Director
True Vision Ghana, Ghana


I got empowered with knowledge and that ignited the flame of leadership in me. I feel confident and bold to step up and  make a change in my community. I am inspired by  the experiences of other women.

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Rinchentso Zang
Liaison Officer
The Jinpa Project, China


After all these years working, I ended up seeing that men are taking the lead. In Coady I aim to gain the knowledge of a facilitator to found the first NGO in my hometown and cultivate female leaders.

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