Enhance the entrepreneurial capacity and leadership skills of innovative women through facilitated training exercises, workshops, meetings as well as community site visits
Implement a year-long project for the betterment of a participant’s business or community by means of a concrete Action Plan;
Expand the social capital of participants and establish a community of women leaders via networking opportunities as well as ongoing social media contact with speakers, trainers, Changing Faces alumni, the local community, and one another;
Create regional awareness among participants through reciprocal learning and exposure to new ideas and divergent perspectives;
In addition, Empower the next generation of women leaders in Hawaii by way of a service project undertaken in partnership with the Sacred Hearts Academy.
Funding supports the participation of six to eight women from the United States and the Asia Pacific region. A full scholarship is approximately USD$2,985/per participant and includes the following programmatic costs:
Interisland airfare from Oahu to Hawaii Island
Ground transportation and airport transfers throughout the 2022 program
Also, Lodging on Oahu and Hawaii Island for 12 days of the 2022 program
Program meals and a modest per diem to cover meals not provided throughout the 2022 program
Pro-rated speaker honorariums and training workshops
In addition, Individually tailored host mentorship
Cultural activities and networking opportunities
Participant resource materials
Moreover, experienced facilitators with knowledge of regional and women’s leadership issues
female business owners and social entrepreneurs who have demonstrated leadership and the ability to affect change and influence others in their communities.
Also, innovative entrepreneurs, business managers, government and industry policymakers, and civil society leaders with at least seven years of work experience and who play a leadership role in their community
Applicants must have the ability to communicate in English in a professional setting.
Moreover, preference is given to candidates with limited opportunities for international exchange and professional development as well as those who offer to cost-share programmatic costs.
US, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Tonga, and Vietnam