Wedu's mission is to unlock the leadership potential of women in Asia by providing high potential young women with access to lifelong mentorship and innovative financing options to complete higher education and become change-makers in their communities.
Investing in Women’s Leadership, Sustainably
Wedu works with local NGOs, educational institutions, and individuals based in communities across Asia who act as Talent Spotters, identifying young women who demonstrate strong leadership potential with a focus on women from underserved communities.
Upon acceptance to the Wedu Leadership Development Program, young women (‘Rising Stars’) receive lifelong mentoring from a committed mentor, guided by a specially developed mentorship curriculum that enables them to establish clear goals of social change and develop their personal and professional leadership potential to realize these goals.
Wedu also provides innovative financing options for Rising Stars to complete their university education in Asia. With scholarship grants and the Future Income Sharing Agreements (FISAs), Rising Stars receive guidance and planning support to choose the type of financing option that is most suitable for their future goals.
As our Rising Stars graduate and become leaders within their communities, they are encouraged to give back by becoming mentors to the next generation of Rising Stars. Through FISAs, Wedu leverages income-based contributions to finance the education of more Rising Stars, contributing to a sustainable force for the advancement of high potential women across Asia.
Wedu was founded in 2012 to address the problem of the lack of female leaders in Asia. Since then, we have grown rapidly from 5 Rising Stars in our first cohort to 96 at the end of 2014. Wedu is committed to serving 1,000 Rising Stars by 2018.
We invite you to join us in Investing in Women Leading the Change!