Leadership Training and Mentorship Program for Women in Academia
The Global Center for Women and Justice received a grant in partnership with Iraqi Universities and the Deputy Minister of Higher Education from the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). The project aims to foster the leadership capacity of and support for women leaders in Higher Education in Iraq through remote training, and advising on leadership development, policy, and advocacy within academia.
In the first phase of the grant, Dr. Sandra Morgan has conducted a number of webinars with Iraqi women professional on various topics addressing women in higher education. Following the remote training portion of the program, 5 women academics, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, and one current university president from Iraq will travel to Vanguard University in July 2016. Their visit will consist in participating in seminars, trainings, the placement to follow a Higher Education leader, and the creation of next step strategies for supporting women in higher education.
The GCWJ continues to foster global partnerships to advance the global status of women through research, education, advocacy, collaboration and hope.