The U.S. Embassy is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. This public-private partnership, conducted in coordination with Fortune Most Powerful Women, provides mentoring for emerging women leaders from around the world by connecting emerging international women leaders with mentors from Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women. Fortune’s Most Powerful Women mentors include CEOs and senior executives from America’s most prestigious companies such as Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, and Aetna. Selected participants develop their managerial and business skills, as well as expand their professional networks, while gaining experience in the U.S. in mentoring program. The program will take place from April 28 through May 18, 2024, with the mentoring assignment from May 4 to 13, 2024. The program is scheduled to take place in person. If conditions do not allow for an in-person U.S.-based exchange, we will work with the implementing partner, Vital Voices to transition the program to a virtual platform.
The program begins with an opening session in Washington, D.C., where mentees meet with senior women leaders in government, business, academia, civil society and the media. Participants are then paired with one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders from companies like Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, and Aetna in cities across the United States. At the end of the mentorship, emerging leaders reconvene in New York City to collectively reflect on their experience and discuss future leadership opportunities.
Ideal candidates should:
- be women;
- Lebanese citizens or holders of the Special Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees issued by the Lebanese authorities (U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are ineligible to apply);
- be committed to helping others, especially women and girls in their home communities;
- be proficient in English language, including business-related terms. The participant must be able to converse freely in English with her fellow mentees and mentors. There will be no exceptions to this qualification.
- demonstrate potentials for professional growth. Nominees may include women who are entrepreneurs, working in middle/upper management for non-U.S.-based corporations, or women who run business associations, foundations, or NGOs;
- demonstrate willingness to participate in exchange programs. Participants should welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity;
- demonstrate ability to be dependable, prepared, and on-time. Participants must also exhibit flexibility and be open to treating the mentoring experience as a learning opportunity;
- have little or no experience living, working, or studying in the United States, including other Embassy-sponsored exchange programs. This program should be a unique and special opportunity for the ideal candidate. Many past participants have had higher education degrees in business and management, but there is no mandatory education-level qualification.
Individuals who currently work for Fortune 500 companies abroad are not eligible.
The fellowship covers all fees including visa application fees, roundtrip airfare, health insurance, lodging, and per diem. Applicants from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, age, and/or disability.
Interested applicants should complete this online application AND email their most recent Resume to BeirutPD@state.gov with the following subject title: Fortune 2024 Resume. Resume should be in word or PDF format and named as LastName, FirstName – Resume. Online application and Resume should be submitted no later than Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM Beirut time.