The Hungary Initiatives Foundation (HIF) will reward one outstanding participant of Mathias Corvinus Collegium‘s (MCC) Women’s Public Leadership Program with a spot in next year’s Young Hungarian Leaders Program in Washington DC. The decision was announced by HIF’s Executive Director Anna Smith Lacey at the Program’s opening day last weekend.
“MCC has a track record of supporting and inspiring young women to become more involved in public life and in their own local communities by providing them with important leadership skills. Having met this year’s participants, I have been impressed by their passion and their compassion to take an active role in shaping the future of their country.” – Anna Smith Lacey
HIF’ Young Hungarian Leaders Program, offers Hungarian graduate students and young professionals a 5 day intense program in Washington DC. The program focuses on a better understanding of the Founder’s idea of the role of government in American society, the first principles guiding America’s U.S. federal system of government and the various elements impacting US public policy today.
“Our DC-based Young Hungarian Leaders Program will provide a great opportunity to the most promising participant of MCC’s program to learn about the practical aspects of the American Founders’ political philosophy and best practices in NGO management in the US.” – Anna Smith Lacey
HIF will work with MCC to identify the most promising young woman to be rewarded with this opportunity, after careful evaluation of all program participants. The MCC Women’s Leadership Program aims to provide hands-on knowledge to future leaders and create a network of talented women in Hungary. The training series consists of intensive weekends of skills training. In addition to this, the participants complete a mandatory capstone project and participate in monthly panel discussions. Through launching this Program, besides contributing to the professional development of the participants, MCC also aims to widen the possibilities of all young women committed to taking a role in the political and public life of Hungary.
Kata Szabó, coordinator of the Program said:
“On behalf of the MCC Women’s Public Leadership Program, I am thankful for this unique opportunity provided by the HIF. YHLP is a great program that will, in line with MCC’s mission, contribute to both the professional and personal development of the selected participant. Through working together with excellent partners like HIF, we aim to encourage young Hungarian women to take responsible actions and become courageous leaders in their smaller, and wider communities alike.” – Kata Szabó, Program Coordinator MCC
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