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She Represents is a 7-day leadership program exclusively designed for 40 local elected women representatives selected from across India. This is a hybrid program- 5 days in Delhi and 2 days online.
This is a unique opportunity for women leaders to develop their governance and policy analysis skills, communication and public speaking, leadership and build networks with top women leaders from across India. They will get to learn from senior political leaders, women MPs, top bureaucrats, governance experts, etc.
We believe that this community will serve as a source of motivation, encourage women to claim their space in Indian Politics and work towards the path of Sarvodaya.
Program Dates: 14-18 June 2023 (Delhi) and 24-25 June 2023 (online)
Selected participants will come to Delhi for 14-18 June and stay together in a residential venue.
Applications for She Represents 2023 are now closed
Why apply to She Represents?
Gain concrete political knowledge and skills
Learn governance skills, negotiation with bureaucracy
Develop communication and public speaking
Personal mentoring support
Listen to senior political leaders and top bureaucrats
She Represents 2022
She Represents 2022 was an intensive training program for 29 women political leaders coming from 13 states. The program included over 30 sessions, featuring 11 political leaders and field experts. The participants together learned about local governance, political history, constituency building, and more. Participants explored the challenges women face in politics and learned strategies used by successful leaders. They learned how to navigate local governance and bureaucracy.
Overall, the program was a success, providing a tailored platform for women to connect, learn and grow in their political careers.
Political knowledge & skills
Build a strong understanding of the Indian political system, political ideologies
Build expertise in a variety of political skills like narrative building, mobilising communities,etc.
Sharpen your media and public speaking skills
Learn about constitution and its relevance in your work
Be part of a community of elected women representatives from across the country
Connect with experts and senior leaders from various parties and regions
Integrate with the larger ISD alumni ecosystem which consists of local representatives and position holders in various parties
Understand overview of urban and rural local governance
Learn how to negotiate with government officials and get the work done
Learn from senior bureaucrats and governance experts
Improve your planning and other practical skills relevant for daily governance work
Inner Work and Leadership
Participate in reflective practices to seek inner clarity
Get exposure to identify biases and perspectives
Identify limiting and enabling powers within the self
Engage with questions of political ethics, and articulate your moral compass
Who is it for?
40 female participants | Age 21 - 50 years
Are you a local elected woman representative?
Are you passionate about bringing change at the grassroots?
If yes, we invite you to apply for She Represents.
We value the diversity in our country and encourage women from different political, religious, cultural, class, caste, economic and regional backgrounds to apply.
We are looking for women with demonstrated evidence of public service and women who are elected representatives.
Elected Representatives from Urban local governance
Elected Representatives from Rural local governance
Former elected members at both the levels
This will consist of 2 stages
Stage 1: Application form
Stage 2: Online Interview
Program Dates: 14-18 June 2023 and 24-25 June 2023
Immersion - 14-18 June 2023, (In-person in Delhi)
Integration - 24-25 June 2023, 9 AM to 4 PM (Online)
Speakers of She Represents 2022
Director- Jarvis Technology and Strategy Consulting
National Media Panelist, Bharatiya Janata Party
‘Seethakka’ MLA- Telangana, (INC)
Union Minister of State for Textiles and Railways and Member of Parliament (MP)
We do not require any financial contribution from the participants selected for the program. Once selected for She Represents 2023, you will need to come to Delhi for 5 days, and we will take care of the rest of the expenses related to accomodation and training facilities.
We believe that financial barriers should not prevent women from participating in our program.
We are committed to bring more women in the political sphere by providing opportunities to women from all socio-economic backgrounds.
Final deadline to apply was 29th April 2023