Women in Leadership Programme (WILP)

Programme Overview

Among the several dislocations in the world, the continuous relegation of women ranks top even as remedial initiatives and actions are pursued by sundry fora. In industry, the public service, politics and other endeavours, executive authority and power has remained largely exclusive to men despite proven competencies of women who have just as much education, on-the-job training and professional exposure as their male counterparts.

For the reason of closing the leadership gaps WILP is conceived. This 2-3 day programme is designed to explore the challenges and opportunities facing women leaders today. It aims to empower female leaders and unlock their potentials, groom and promote the potentials of women for greater leadership roles. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills, experience and network needed to have and exert greater influence and impact within their spheres of authority. It will combine experiential learning, case studies, group work, mentor sessions and workshops. Participants will continue to benefit from leadership resources, by belonging to the network, long after the end of the programme.


Aspiring women leaders & women in leadership positions.

Class size

Each class size will be a maximum of 25 participants.


Call for applications from prospective applicants will commence in

February and close on 30th April of every year. Application must be accompanied by 3 referees report. Prospective applicants are encouraged to get more details on the DLI website before applying.

Programme Period

June to July of every year

Programme Location

Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja.

Intended for

Aspiring women leaders & women in leadership positions. 


N100,000 or Scholarship


5 Days


June – July of every year

Class size

50 participants


Lagos | Rivers | Abuja