Diversity on Board Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program 2024 | Apply Now

Are you a visionary leader committed to social and environmental causes, possessing the skills and potential for impactful directorship? Do you aspire to refine your capabilities, boost your self-confidence, and prepare for a board position with the guidance of a mentor?

Diversity on Board Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program

Are you keen on understanding how board directors navigate the ongoing challenge of aligning interests in ESG with stakeholders, shareholders, board, and management? Apply now for the Diversity on Board Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program 2024.

Diversity on Board Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program 2024

The Emerging Board Leaders Fellowship is meticulously crafted to enhance the skills and expedite the progress of candidates on the brink of board readiness, requiring that one final catalyst.

By providing support to these socially and environmentally conscious leaders, and equipping them with effective directorship skills, the program aims to position them to champion the diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda within the organizations and communities they serve.

Additionally, the program is committed to gender equity, collaborating with the 30% Club to design a fellowship that is inclusive rather than exclusive to one gender.


  • Fellows will acquire essential fiduciary, risk, and governance skills, along with mentorship to qualify as competitive and effective board directors. The program also offers exposure and access to networks for board placement. In response to the current global humanitarian and economic crisis, the program will integrate additional dimensions related to the responsiveness of leadership and upper management.


  • Individuals of Arab or North African origin, regardless of nationality.
  • Age between 28-45 years in 2024.
  • Commitment to the duration of the program.
  • C-Level experience, founder of a small/medium organization, or senior official at a small/medium non-corporate institution (e.g., government and nonprofit).
  • Minimum of 10 years of recognized achievements, leadership, and outstanding professional work experience.
  • Expertise in Financial Literacy, Corporate Law, Human Resources, Audit/Risk, or critical areas related to our changing world (e.g., cybersecurity, Big Data, AI, ESG, etc.).
  • Strategic, critical thinker with future foresight.
  • Proven ability to lead and influence.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with high emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to societal and environmental impact, active in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Desire for personal and career growth throughout and beyond the program duration.

Application requirements

To apply, submit your CV, a 300-word statement of interest, a 250-word board bio, and the contact details of three references.

Prepare your answers and supporting documents offline before submission, as progress cannot be saved.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 16, 2024

How to Apply

To apply, click here. You can also click here for more information.

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