World Academy for the Future of Women is a program of Global Interactions Inc. – a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. The CEO of Global Interaction Inc. is Jerrie Ueberle.
World Academy for the Future of Women (WAFW) Purpose & Mission
The Academy was formed to promote and accelerate the advancement of women worldwide by engaging them in discovering their purpose and passion in life, inspiring, informing and instructing them in finding their path to success, and training university students to address the United Nations Development Goals in emerging nations. Simply put: we want to accelerate women leadership around the world.
Why the need for World Academy for the Future of Women?
A lack of access to education and economic resources has kept women from advancing, and has contributed to the lack of leadership in communities, business and government. Education is the cornerstone for problem solving and awareness for alternative ways to see and interface with one’s local and global community. Tradition in the treatment of women has impacted the way young women see themselves and as a result, a disproportionate representation of women exists in leadership positions worldwide.
How will the Academy solve this problem?
The Academy training focuses on assisting and empowering women to identify their passion and purpose; acquiring the skills to call forth the full expression of human possibility though collaborative and inclusive partnerships. By educating and training young women on the possibilities of strong leadership, we can awaken a passion for service and contribution to the world around them. With the imperative tools and resources at their fingertips, change is imminent.
“Truly remarkable leadership is not just about motivating others to follow, it’s about inspiring them to become leaders themselves and setting the stage for even greater opportunities for future generations.”
WAFW is a bold and rigorous leadership training program for women committed to acquiring skills and confidence to develop as campus, community, national or global leaders. The Academy was announced in 2008 at the 3rd annual Women’s Symposium on SIAS International University campus in Xinzheng, Henan Province, China. The Academy opened in September on the SIAS campus with the beginning of the 2009-2010 academic year.
A team of American facilitators with leadership skills in business, corporations, community, global projects, and personal growth deliver the Academy curriculum. They each share a passion and commitment for preparing women for leadership roles. These volunteer facilitators generously contribute five weeks of their time to be on SIAS campus, and they pay their own travel expenses. In addition, SIAS Chinese and foreign faculty participate as support staff and projects supervisors to enhance the hands-on projects that will transfer and apply the skills to practice.