“...participating in the ELF Program has helped me gain so much. I have learned that in order to start something good one has to start with the resources she already has thereby clearing the path to your success. I have also liked the spirit of unity in the ELF Program regardless of our diverse cultures and the distance. I see each participant as a sister. This increased my learning experience and will also help me become a better member in my society which is full of different people.
“The moment I heard about the ELF Program, I expected to know more people and receive lectures on leadership. But what I found was so much more. It was a tangible life coaching. A change in life after each session. Friends to share good and bad time and a strong sisterhood. It is a place for those peoples who do their best to change the world for good.
“I ... experienced warmth, love and care from the ELF Program, it felt more like a family to me and it has helped me grow stronger both physically and spiritually and today I carry with me so many voices in wanting to make a change in my country and I believe that one day I will surely set an example to most young women here in Zambia. ”
“The ELF Program showed me that leadership starts from the small things like how we choose to manage our day to day life and how we lead our lives determines what kind of leaders that we are going to be. The ELF Program being an honest, comfortable, open, and safe space to share and communicate with such incredible coaches and my fellow sisters, and being part of this loving and caring sisterhood are my best experiences I had. I definitely recommend this amazing program for young women all around the world for all the great things that they are going to achieve.”
“I recommend the ELF Program because it is an all-inclusive leadership skill enhancement program. Through the connections it is the best place to enhance communication skills. It can help young woman to interact and share experiences from diverse perspectives.”
“I gained many things from the ELF Program, such as managing conflict in different situations, managing my own emotions, and managing time.
Above all I understand how I must act in day to day activities to reach my dreams. ”
Master leadership basics
Learn about Emotional Intelligence
Join a global community of like-minded women
Understand Feminist Leadership
Learn to follow your dreams and clarify your life purpose
Leadership is lifelong learning. Leadership develops when you commit to learn about it, the courage to go for your dreams and the determination to stand for what you believe in.
ELF is the only global online Leadership Development Program dedicated to young women aged between 16 and 21. It is designed and delivered by seasoned coaches and leadership practitioners over a three-month period. Through the ELF program you will discover your leadership and learn to apply it.
ELF will provide you with a space where you can learn, share, exchange, evolve and transform into your potential along with peers from around the world.
Yene Assegid, PhD, ICF/MCC
ELF Founder & Director
Transformative Leadership Coach | Trainer | Author
Develop self responsibility
Gain insights into social responsibility
Acquire tools for economic responsibility
Develop awareness for environmental responsibility
“Skills in self-awareness, leadership and compassion are essential tools to navigate the unknown, and I couldn’t think of a better person than Dr. Yene Assegid, to guide this learning.
“What better way to encourage a hopeful future than to foster the next generation of women leaders by providing them with a global network of mentors, coaches, teachers and peers.
“As a coach and a person who’s lived in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, Yene has the cultural awareness to navigate, communicate and celebrate the differences. She uses humour, questions, ideas and stories to help people reflect and understand the world around them.
“Le programme ELF veut accompagner des adolescentes dans la découverte de ce qu’il y a de meilleur en elles-mêmes, tout en acceptant ce que les autres ont de meilleur.
“Leadership for Women” ELF program focuses on the development of a student’s “soft skills”: the ability to empathize and listen to others, then speak in a manner that will be understood, not just heard.
“Through ELF, Yene brings an opportunity and a space for young girls to learn more about themselves, about leadership, have a chance to connect with each other and work together to achieve their dreams. I am confident that ELF will help guide young girls who in turn will help build a better world.
“As Yene herself says, "Leadership starts with how we lead our own lives; how we make choices; how we make decisions; how we draw boundaries or not; and how we choose to stand for human rights." We whole-heartedly endorse ELF. It is aspirational, inspirational, and ambitious; and yes, it can transform lives and improve the world.
“Yene is an inspiring leader in her own right, and someone we’re honoured to count as a colleague and friend. We are proud to collaborate with her, and whole-heartedly endorse her inspiring initiative, ELF, and its mission to inspire and support our female leaders of tomorrow.
“EveryonesWorld Leadership Foundation (ELF) is designed to be a pivotal life-changing program for young women.
“I believe in this dream, this initiative. I believe it will make each country recognize the invaluable contribution of women to the spiritual, social, political, economic and cultural fabric of life.
“Yene has created a priceless gift for young women – a head start on developing their own leadership, which will help them make the best out of their lives.
“Au-delà de son intelligence, Yene Assegid mettra dans cette entreprise sa passion d’iconoclaste qui est un art qu’elle sait parfaitement dompter. Elle a évidemment compris que l’avenir de notre continent sera forgé par ses jeunes femmes.