Highlighting the increasing contributions of women towards a country’s development, the British Council has emphasized the need to take more effective initiatives to support women in leadership roles, who constitute about half of the world population.

Inspired by Her Majesty, the Queen’s seventy-year service and leadership, the British Council jointly initiated the ‘Jubilee Women in Leadership’ programme and built a network of 100 young women leaders in four countries of South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and the UK. This programme offered 100 emerging young women leaders (25 each from these four states) a learning opportunity through an eight-week online, self-access leadership course to become more effective in leading interventions to support gender equality and women’s leadership within their sectors.