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Early Career Women Fellow

Leonie Mills (Ghana)

Leonie Mills is a Fellow on the Peace, Security and Development Fellowship Programme for Early Career African Women at the African Leadership Centre (ALC). She completed her undergraduate degree in International Politics and Security Studies from the University of Sheffield, where shed formed a new student society called the African Affairs Network. Leonie also holds a Master’s Degree in Security, Leadership and Society from King’s College London. She previously worked in a business consultancy that specialises supporting women in the corporate sector, and for the social enterprise Ubele, as part of their Young Emerging Leaders Collective championing social justice and community organising for the Black, Asian and Ethnic minority community. Leonie is also the co-founder of an online platform, the African Youth Security Network that seeks to connect and centre young African voices in peace and security discourse. Her research interests include: corruption and governance, terrorism, and the role of women in post-conflict.