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LedBy Corporate Leaders Fellowship

India's First Leadership incubator for Muslim Women

Applications for the LedBy Corporate Leaders Fellowship are closed for 2024

A 5-month intensive Leadership Program,

free of cost for high-potential, young professional

Indian Muslim women

Speed up your Leadership journey today with

LedBy Corporate Leaders Fellowship

Founder's Message

Hear Dr. Ruha Shadab talk about LedBy Foundation

Program Offerings


  • Experiential workshops on our top 5 Leadership and Professional development competencies

  • 1:1 coaching on Resume writing, Interview Preparedness and Personal Branding



  • Access to industry experts through 1:1 office-hours

  • Learn from a diverse cohort through peer mentoring

  • Pay it forward by being a mentor to young and aspiring girls

Executive Coaching

  • Personalized career coaching with certified Executive Coaches from across the globe

  • Discover your strengths, areas of opportunity and channelize them to excel in your career

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible for the LedBy Corporate Leaders Fellowship if you​

  • Identify yourself as an Indian Muslim Woma(x)n

  • Are 18 years or older as of 1 January 2023

  • Have 1-3 years of paid, full-time work experience as of 1 January 2023

  • Physically reside in India for the next 1 year

What we look for in our Fellows




High-potential, young Indian Muslim Women who are ambitious and are looking for an environment that understands and supports the unique experiences and their journeys. We will select 30 women to participate in the LedBy Corporate Leaders Fellowship, who will go through this transformative and empowering journey. Our goal is to create collaborative, nurturing, and confident professionals who in turn will support a socially inclusive and equitable story of India’s growth.


Get to know you

December 2023


Personal Interview

March 2024

Cohort Announcement

May 2024

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Alishah Ali

The program has a humongous aim to empower the community and the women. The fellowship is acing in it's perspective and working as per micro to macro principle. It stands out for me because nowhere else any fellow is groomed as an important individual belonging to a particular group or in general.


Shaheen Khan

The activities like 1:1 with mentors and fellows really helped me to build a network, listen to so many struggles and success stories. Getting connected with like-minded people really helped me to weave my story.


Hamda Siddiqui

The founder, the team, the fellows, and the mentors, all had one thing in common. They all communicated really well with each other. There was no gap at any point. As a fellow, my network widened really fast. I connected with the best women across the country. I cannot think of making these connections at one place in any other setting.

Hear from our Fellows

Want to know more? Here's a sneak peak


A cohort of highly ambitious, Indian Muslim women who made it to the program after multiple application rounds


A community of 100+ professional Muslim women leaders from diverse fields who inspire, encourage and act as role models to our Fellows

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Workshop Facilitators

Our trainers are associated with top ranked universities from across the globe, who nurture and develop our Fellows to achieve their full potential

Executive Coaches

Executive coaches highly experienced in coaching industry leaders and corporate executives take up 1:1 coaching sessions for our Fellows

Our Advisors and Facilitators represent some of the best organizations 

Have questions/queries regarding the program?

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