The 20th century was defined by human rights struggles. The 21st century has been defined by the quest for the delivery of equal rights for men and  women in the public space. Evidently in all spheres of society, leadership appears to have a certain image: the male image.

Perhaps that explains why in his book Leadership is Male (1988), David Pawson posits that “Patriarchal society is a reflection of divine fatherhood”.  However, Joan Martin (1996) in her own book Is Leadership Male?, interrogates Pawson’s assertion, saying that leadership is gender-blind.

Is leadership truly gender-blind? If it is, why has there remained a skewed representation of genders in the public space, particularly in Nigeria?  With the growing convergence of leadership and gender in global development discourses, it has become imperative that we expand the discussions on this issue with view the promoting balanced gender representation in political participation.  

This is the reason Fled International Leadership Institute set up the Leadership Discovery for Women (LD4W).  It  is part of the Institute’s Strategic Political Education Programme for 2020 – 2023.


To prepare women to effectively participate in party politics.

To build the leadership capacity of women in politics through training, networking and social learning.

To increase number of women in elective political positions through mobilisation of diverse supports.

LD4Women platform

  • Shall host online leadership clinics and mentoring to increase political conscientisation among women; discuss issues on political skills, political campaigns, lobbying skills, funds mobilization, media exposure, building political support base, and more.
  • Shall organise regular Offline Leadership Retreats and Networking receptions

Target of LD4Women

The platform will work to increase the number of women in political leadership positions as follows:

2023 2027 2031
a.   A female Vice President

b.  4 Female State Governors

c.  20 Female Senators

d. 40 House of


a.   6 Female State


b.   25 Female Senators

c.   70 Female House of


a.   Female President

b.   8 Female State Governors

c.   35 Female senators

d.   100 Female House of Representatives


What to Do.                                           

If you are interested in building your leadership competence for politics, we invite you to join the Platform.


Membership benefits include support for your political engagement, irrespective of your political party; preference to appear on Future World Magazine and LD Women’s Show; Opportunity to attend courses at the Institute at a flat rebate of 30%; opportunity to attend regular networking receptions for Members.


Membership Financials

Application fee: N5, 000

Membership Fee:  N25, 000 (renewable annually)         

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About LD Women’s Show

LD Women’s Show is an Online live show that features guest interviews, discussions, and experience-sharing from guests about women’s participation in politics and public life in Nigeria. 

The show seeks to answer the following questions and more:

  • What challenges women face in political life?
  • How do we get more women and young women to get in party politics?
  • How to women raise support for themselves to overcome challenge they face in public life?
  • How can we can make Nigeria politics more gender balanced?


The Show is broadcast on live Facebook and Future World Live on Podcast.


The Show is broadcast every Fortnight, on Saturdays at 11: 00am – 12:00noon, West Africa Time

Show Structure

The Show is flexible, interactive and full of fun. Guests speak with liberty while the host will guides discussions.


Guest participation at the show is wide and open particularly for women. Guests are invited from different strata of society and different political affiliations.

Start date

Monday March 8, 2021 to coincide with the 2021 International Women’s Day celebration.




Sponsorship Support

The Show is open for partnership and sponsorship. For information, please call:+234 (0) 708 015 7176

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