In 2006, Fortune and the U.S. State Department launched the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. The program brings rising-star women from developing countries to the U.S. each May to shadow participants of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. We then follow them as they “pay it forward” back in their home countries.
The program begins with an orientation in Washington, D.C., where mentees interface with women leaders in government, business, academic, civil society and the media. Participants then relocate to the offices of a top American female executive for an onsite mentorship assignment, in which each woman shadows their mentor and learns from the best practices of their host company. At the end of the mentorship, mentees reconvene in New York City to collectively reflect on their experience and discuss the future trajectory of their leadership path.
Goldman Sachs partners with Fortune.com to compile an annual list - Fortune's Most Powerful Women - which Fortune has published since 1997. It also publishes an international edition, which it has since 2000.
The Most Powerful Women in Business list is compiled by Fortune editors, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the woman’s business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman’s career (résumé and runway ahead), and social and cultural influence.
Name of Primary Programme
Goldman Sachs | Fortune Global Women Leaders Network
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Telephone Number - alternate
+ 1 212 522 3651
Leadership Mentorship Programme
Region from which participants are selected
Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa
The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.