Applications For The Feminist Leadership Lab Now Open

    Applications For The Feminist Leadership Lab Now Open

    Website Gender at Work India

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗟𝗮𝗯?

    With so many strains on civil society and activism in India, it becomes more important than ever to build solidarities and find new ways of sustaining, nuancing, and thriving. The Feminist Leadership Lab is an exploratory convening of young leaders and activists to co-create tools and knowledges around feminist leadership and its daily praxis. It is envisioned as an immersive process that is grounded in co-creation principles (outlined in section four).

    𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿?

    Young activists and leaders engaged in social change work and embedded in collectives (informal and formal) are encouraged to apply. If you’re looking for an opportunity to meet others doing similar and different work, or looking to engage with what feminist leadership might look like in your context and in embodied practice, or if you’re looking to co-create tools that will help you and others within the space to lead, to rest, and to rejuvenate – this might be the space for you!

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗱𝗼 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆?

    Applicants aren’t merely recipients of a pre-decided course. They are also co-creators – of the space, of its tone, of the agenda. We encourage applicants to think of themselves as facilitators and holders of space as much as receivers/participants. Through the lab, we want to challenge the notion that sees youth and young leaders as mere recipients of every process, as people that need to be ‘taught’. We recognise that each of us come from contexts and experiences that shape us and our politics, that everyone can learn from.

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻?

    Gender at Work India seeks to be intentional with who comes into the room – a diversity of identities, issues and perspectives will be prioritised. The initial round of applications closes on the 31st of May. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 5th June following which there will be a round of one-on-one exploratory conversations with each individual to understand how they see themselves fitting into the process and clarifying any doubts. Following this, a final list of applicants will be announced by early July.

    𝗜𝗳 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗰𝗼-𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱?

    Every co-creator will be acknowledged as co-authors in whatever materials and knowledge products are developed through this process.

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮’𝘀 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲?

    Gender at Work India plays the role of organising the event. This is a part of a larger undertaking trying to understand and unpack feminist youth leadership in India, so there are already some tools and pedagogies developed from a longer process of engaging with young leaders, sector practitioners and artists that will be brought into the process by the Gender at Work India team and an extended team of facilitators. For any further details about the organisations, please visit


    First Lab: 1st to 7th August;
    Second Lab (to come back together to revisit and re-examine the processes of the first lab): 3 days in mid-November*

    *with some virtual touchpoints between the two labs that will be decided together during the course of the first lab


    Fireflies Intercultural Center, Bangalore (subject to change)

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿?

    – All transport from your home to the lab location and back
    – Shared accommodation (double or triple) for the seven days of the lab
    – All meals for the seven days (and in transit)


    1) The details below are available in English and Hindi – however, feel free to respond in the language most comfortable to you. If you’re seeking any clarifications, please write to
    2) The data you provide below will only be used internally by the Gender at Work India team and not shared with any external partners or agencies.
    3) This lab is open for Indian Nationals who are residing in India

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