Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) announced the selection of its 2023 fellowship cohort, which is notable for its significant international representation and gender diversity.  The fellowship cohort is comprised of 43 participants and with women constituting over 58 percent of the group, the 2023 ALI cohort will have the highest percentage of female participants in the program’s 15-year history. This cohort also brings significant international perspective to campus, with representation from 14 countries across five continents. These extraordinary leaders will take part in ALI’s multidisciplinary, social impact-focused program during the coming year.

The group’s diverse array of leadership experience includes meaningful representation from the nonprofit and public sectors, with experts in health care, public policy, and human rights, along with government officials, social entrepreneurs, and business leaders from a variety of industries.

ALI aims to unleash the power of experienced leaders to solve society’s most pressing challenges. The ALI fellowship program encourages its leaders to engage across the entirety of the University’s Schools and programs, bringing unique perspectives and experiences to share with both students and the greater Harvard community. ALI provides a yearlong program of social impact leadership learning and practice. Over 600 leaders have completed the program and are driving progress on a wide array of social impact issues.

This year also marks the launch of a new pilot for ALI, the Impact Leader In-Residence Fellowship. Through this program, three past fellows from earlier cohort years, chosen through a competitive process, will return to Harvard to continue learning, furthering their up-and-running social impact projects, and mentoring 2023 cohort members.

ALI will welcome its cohort to the Harvard campus in-person for orientation Jan. 9.

Explore more about ALI and its 2023 cohort on the program’s website.