Diverse, Connected, and Empowered – USASEAN Unites Women Leaders

From organizational leaders to entrepreneurs to educators, 38 female leaders representing all ten ASEAN countries united in Jakarta to challenge the future of global leadership. The US Mission to ASEAN hosted the Women’s Leadership Academy for Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) for its fourth year with implementing partner Wedu.  The academy provides a platform for future and current women leaders to engage in dialogue through seminars and workshops that challenge them to reflect on personal and professional development goals and how they can be greater, more impactful leaders in their communities and on the global stage.

Handpicked by their respective U.S. Embassies, they learned from international mentors and speakers who represent some of the world’s largest organizations, including AirAsia, Citibank, General Electric, McKinsey & Company, and Ambassadors to ASEAN from Canada, Thailand, and New Zealand. Throughout the week, they explored topics related to personal branding, work-life balance, professional assessment, and the role of women in global and local leadership.  Having completed the academy, these leaders joined YSEALI’s constantly growing network and became part of the Women’s Leadership Academy Alumni group.  The goal of these groups is to provide access to U.S. expertise and foster closer communities of leaders throughout the ASEAN region, so that they may celebrate their diversity and build a more prosperous future for the ASEAN region and beyond.

To learn more about YSEALI, please visit: https://asean.usmission.gov/yseali/

Find more photos from the Academy here.