ELEVATE YOUR IMPACT WITH

The Millie
Education Fund

Secure funding for transformative learning opportunities
and fuel your journey of growth and discovery.

We believe in empowering women in their pursuit of growth, expansion and self-realization. Our sponsorship program is shaped by a clear vision: equip women with the means to explore uncharted territories, forge significant connections and learn from inspiring mentors and peers. This program serves as a lifeline of financial assistance and guidance, enabling dynamic women to partake in conferences, summits or continuing education.

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ELEVATE YOUR IMPACT WITH

The Millie
Education Fund

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Secure funding for transformative learning opportunities
and fuel your journey of growth and discovery.

We believe in empowering women in their pursuit of growth, expansion and self-realization. Our sponsorship program is shaped by a clear vision: equip women with the means to explore uncharted territories, forge significant connections and learn from inspiring mentors and peers. This program serves as a lifeline of financial assistance and guidance, enabling dynamic women to partake in conferences, summits or continuing education.

Who is the program for?

The Millie Education Fund is for women who have a dream of attending top summits or conferences around the world or enrol in an education program.

This program is designed for all women, Two Spirit, transgender, binary and non-binary individuals aged 18 and above. We extend this opportunity to anyone eager to forge impactful connections, broaden their network and share their wealth of knowledge.

Past Beneficiaries

Meet the trailblazers who have benefited from the Millie Education Fund. Their stories are a testament to the transformative power of this sponsorship to ignite passion, purpose and meaningful connection.

Recipient HS-Shirley Kandabu-Kenya-Oxford.heic__PID:7a02bfc8-faac-41a8-b261-7d947ceddb87

"When I found out about the Millie Education Fund, I recognized that now is the most opportune time to learn and connect with the latest thinking from academic and industry thought leaders to help me better understand how to create meaningful impact for the communities I seek to serve."

Spring 2024 Recipient
University of Oxford Finance Program 2024

Hailing from Uganda, Shirley has lived and worked across 10 African countries, accumulating over a decade of experience as a social entrepreneur. She has led impactful initiatives across the continent, striving to create more inclusive systems and products for women, young people, and low-income communities, while championing innovation and entrepreneurship.

Shirley previously served as CEO and Team Leader of Impacc MakaPads, a social enterprise in Uganda that provided safe and affordable menstrual pads made from locally sourced materials such as papyrus and recycled paper. In this role, she was the Project Manager for Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) and German Foundation for World Population (DSW).

READ HER STORY
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“Women Deliver 2023 continues to be a transformative experience that has reinforced my commitment to championing gender equality and advancing the rights of women everywhere. The connections made, and the knowledge gained, have empowered me to take my advocacy to new heights. I am grateful for this exceptional opportunity and the chance to be part of a global movement striving for positive change.”

Spring 2023 Recipient Women Deliver Conference Kigali, Rwanda

Our inaugural recipient, Florence Akara, attended the Women Deliver 2023 conference, one of the largest multi-sector gatherings focused on advancing gender equality. This year’s theme was "Spaces, Solidarity, and Solutions," reflecting a commitment to impactful collaboration and solution-driven dialogue.

Florence was able to explore feminism and funding from a global context, focusing on the barriers faced by African women leaders. She attended 20+ sessions, workshops and panels, gaining invaluable insights and unique perspectives on gender and the climate crisis, philanthropy for gender justice, youth empowerment and more.

READ HER THOUGHTS

We invest in their journeys, anticipating the incredible impact they'll make and the substantial transformation they’ll initiate within their lives and communities.

How to apply

Simply tell us the conference you want to attend and we’ll manage the rest – registration, travel planning, airfare and accommodations up to $5,000.

Additionally, our runners-up will be connected with people and prospective mentors who can bolster their journey – and we strongly encourage them to reapply in the future!

  • If selected as a finalist, you will receive an email from us and a proposed date for a Zoom interview with our team.
  • If not selected as a finalist, you will be notified by email.


Applications for our Spring 2025 recipient are now open! Please complete your application by Friday, January 31, 2025 to be considered.

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