Become a leader!
Girls and young women are important champions for a more just, sustainable and equal world. It benefits us all to have more young women, in all their diversity, representing us when making decisions for the future, but data shows that women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making worldwide.
Ambassador for a Day exists to empower young women with the skills they need to become our future leaders. Every year we invite young women to our Embassy for a day of mentorship, training and workshops.
The competition is open to all young women - regardless of their background - who are resident in Germany and aged between 16-19 years old.
Applications will open in January 2024 and close at midnight on 31 March 2024.
Hear from some of our previous winners...
Emanuela, from Nordhein-Westfalen
Just be yourself! I know it sounds really cliché but there is actually truth to it. When I applied, I did not put too much pressure on myself, I just went with the flow and did the best I could. And as you can see, I was one of the winners!
You also do not need to do the video perfectly, nobody expects you to speak like a diplomat. Just talk about something you are passionate about and do it the best way you can!
Linh, from Sachsen-Anhalt
Ambassador for a day changed my whole life - it was magical to stand in the room with all the other well meaning and strong girls. We are friends to this day! We weren't treated as kids - we were treated as peers and the team helped us to realise our potential.
Please don't be afraid! Take advantage of this unique competition. I hope you have the same incredible and unforgettable experience as I did! I hope you will enter the competition.
Ronja, from Sachsen-Anhalt
You don't have to submit an overall perfect entry to be chosen as a winner. However it is really important that you address an issue that you are really interested in. Maybe think of something you face in your everyday life that really concerns you. That could be a global crisis, a very personal problem or topic or something completely different. Also remind yourself to not only think about the problems in the world but also your own ideas on how to solve them. Good luck!
Ambre, from Schleswig-Holstein
Choose a topic that really moves you. A topic which you could talk about for hours and feel really passionate about, e.g. an issue that makes you feel angry or that you worry about. Also don't be scared to film your video in German if that's what you feel more comfortable with, it's really no issue.
The Ambassador for a Day programme is a once in a lifetime experience and definitely changed how I perceived Diplomacy as a whole. I learned a lot and it felt amazing to meet so many (other) political, motived and interested young women! I can only recommend it and wish you good luck!