"The opportunity to shadow the President of Malta in the summer of 2018 was an unparalleled, life-changing experience. My time working with the Office of the President developed my global awareness, cross-cultural competency, and outlook on potential career paths" - Natasha Cox (Fellow under the leadership of Council member Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta).
The Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) is pleased to re-launch its highly acclaimed Student Fellowship Program in collaboration with Columbia University in the City of New York. This program offers graduate students the unique opportunity to work directly with women leaders of stature and influence, and to learn first-hand, the substance of the issues addressed in the work. To this date, the Council has administered this successful and unique program for more than ten years, placing over 180 graduate students in the offices of Council members, ministers, and international organizations around the world. The Fellowship program is under the leadership of Patricia Deyton, Senior Advisor for CWWL.
The Council welcomes inquiries from other universities about participation in the Fellowship Program.
Quotes from previous Fellows:
"President Coleiro Preca focused her term on children’s issue, promoting wellbeing in society, welcoming people from all walks of life who seek to make a home out of Malta, and much more. It was amazing to see how committed her team was to furthering those causes and ensuring that every day, every event, and every duty went smoothly and flawlessly. The team’s pride in their work came as a result of the President’s impressive leadership skills and appreciation for all those who share her vision."
- Natasha Cox (Fellow under the leadership of Council member Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta 2018).
"It was a wonderful experience to have the opportunity to work with Laura Deal, Head of the Women Leaders Programme, as well as to meet Saadia Zahidi, co-author of the Global Gender Gap Report. During my fellowship, I researched on women in global leadership positions and learned about topics impacting women´s professional advancement, like the “glass ceiling”. My time at the World Economic Forum helped me fully appreciate the importance of continuously investing in girls’ education in order to improve societies and the health and wellbeing of future generations."
- Alejandra Viloria (Fellow at the World Economic Forum)
Gender and Public Policy