Sept. 21, 2010, 9 a.m.
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released a workbook for young women leaders. The objective of the publication is to give young women a tool for building professional leadership skills, in an effort to promote gender equality.
The guidebook, Confidence, Capacity, Connections: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership, aspires to demystify politics and equip the next generation of young women leaders with the knowledge and tools to create change. It aims to help young women with all aspects of leadership — from balancing personal and professional responsibilities to planning and carrying out advocacy projects. Among other things, it consolidates advice and lessons learned from 25 dynamic young alumni of NDI's YOTLOT program — an intensive year-long academy for emerging young women activists from across North Africa — but its practical advice is applicable everywhere.