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Women in Innovation (WiIN) – a free training program in Kigali for young women

The Women in Innovation (WiIN) program is designed to increase the success of women in science careers in Africa. 

WiIN will do this by offering young women one week’s free training in Kigali to help them go from student to professional.

Through the WiIN program, female university graduates will have the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, build professional networks, and learn practical tools for pursuing, obtaining, and thriving in a career in a STEM-related field. The comprehensive week-long program targets recent university graduates as they transition from student to professional.

The pilot WiIN program will take place in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2017 and aims to reach 1000 female college graduates. This program is presented by Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC at no charge to participants as part of the company’s strong global commitment to increase the number of women in science and technology careers.


  • The program is open to participants who have completed a bachelor or undergraduate university degree by June 2017. 
  • Availability to attend the entire week-long program (Monday – Friday) during one of four sessions between June 5 – June 30, 2017.
  • Be able to arrange own travel/accommodation to Kigali and be able to arrange transport to/from conference venue (central Kigali).
We are looking forward to your application! 

Please contact with any questions.

The WiIN program will take place at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali).