The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship Programs, carried out in cooperation with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, foster a shared sense of community among participants from across the Asia Pacific. They develop the leadership skills and regional literacy needed for community building and regional cooperation among nations. More than half of East-West Center graduate degree participants are women who earn their master’s or PhD degrees in fields of study responding to the needs and challenges facing the Asia Pacific region.
The North Pacific Women’s Action Program aims to increase Island women’s participation in their communities and in local decision-making processes with a special emphasis on peer learning and network building.
The Pacific Islands Women in Leadership program (WIL) is a multi-year training and mentoring program that assists women to develop sustainable social enterprises that meet the needs of their communities, especially as these needs reflect gender issues.
The Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) with Taiwan is a multi-year training and mentoring program that works with mid- career leaders from across the Pacific to develop their ability to achieve positive social change within national institutional frames.
The Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar is a two-week leadership and professional development seminar for women social and business entrepreneurs from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. It enhances leadership skills and entrepreneurial capacity, promotes an experiential approach to innovative entrepreneurship and leadership through community example, and expands national and regional networks.
The annual #galswithLEI Forum celebrates the Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Inspiration of female business and social entrepreneurs in generating jobs and strengthening communities. Workshop panelists and special guests include Hawai‘i-based established women leaders, millennials, high school girls, and the international Changing Faces Women leaders.
The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) provides leaders from across Asia and the Pacific with a nine-month journey of personal transformation in the pursuit of large-scale social change.
The New Generation Seminar is a two-week dialogue and travel program for young (aged 25-40) leaders and policymakers to deepen their knowledge of regional issues, explore policy options for shared challenges, and build an international network.
The Center also co-designs custom workshops on gender inequality and women's empowerment with government, corporate, civil society, and other groups.