The Amazon Leadership Initiative
Working to alleviate gender inequality and discrimination against women and girls
Who we are
TheALI is a non- profit organisation that empowers women and girls, foster inclusivity in leadership roles, provides mentorship, education and capacity development to alleviate gender inequality in line with aspiration 6 of the African Union Agenda and goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
To alleviate gender inequality in line with aspiration 6 of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 and goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
A world where everyone has equal rights and opportunities.
We are disruptors of the gender inequality status quo
Nothing about us without us. Period.
We are Black women and girls with valid dreams
We are the present and future Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sahle Work-Zewde, Angelique Kidjo, Lupita Amondi Nyong’o, Amina J. Mohammed, Mizinga Melu, Emma Theofelus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and many others who have paved the way by showcasing Black girl excellence in a gender imbalance world.
We are Young, Black, and Ambitious
We flare up the fight for gender equality, from North to South, East to West of Africa, and those living outside the continent. Our millennial fire emoji burns bright in our hearts to impact positive and real sustainable change.
We are TheALI team
We are the present leaders of tomorrow. We are amazons with one mission, to address gender gaps and alleviate gender inequality.
The Amazon Leadership Initiative, also written and pronounced as TheALI for short, not ALI not Theali, is a non-profit organization that empowers women and girls, fosters inclusivity in leadership roles, provides mentorship, education, career guidance, and capacity development to alleviate gender inequality and address gender gaps in line with aspiration 6 of the African Union Agenda 2063 and goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
TheALI was founded in December 2020 by Ms. Mary Izobo, an International Human Rights Lawyer, Gender Equality Advocate, and Governance Specialist who is driven by her passion to achieve equal and equitable rights for all within her lifetime.
Currently, TheALI is self-funded. However, TheALI has partnered with other Civil Society Organizations such as the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Graça Machel Trust, the Womandla Foundation, and female luminaries such as Amina J Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Ms. Emma Theofelus, the Deputy Minister, Information, Communications and Technology, Namibia, and many others to promote and amplify its work.
Yes, you can donate https://theali.org/donate/ to TheALI using the Donate button at the top right-hand corner of the website to help promote the work that we do in supporting African women and girls.
ANSWER: TheALI works with young African women and girls between 14 and 29 years old from various communities across Africa and those of African descent in the diaspora. Our programs can be found under the programs section of the website. https://theali.org/programs/
You can join the mentorship program by sending an application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating your interests. All TheALI mentees are encouraged to also show interest in our various programs and be part of the Pan African Network of Young Female Leaders (PANYFL).
To be part of the various programs we offer at TheALI, send an email to email@example.com, indicating your name, age, country, and why you want to be part of the Initiative.
If you have what it takes to volunteer at TheALI, we encourage you to send us an email as we offer volunteer positions on a rolling basis. Also, follow TheALI’s social media for updates on any open volunteer positions and apply. Priority may be given to members of our various programs especially the Pan African Network of Young Female Leaders (PANYFL).