Rising women leaders from around the world to take part in a year-long leadership training program managed in partnership with Harvard Business School and INSEAD.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –[August 25, 2017]– The International Women’s Forum & Leadership Foundation (IWF/LF) announced 36 rising women leaders to participate in their 2017-2018 Fellows Program.
Each year, the IWF Leadership Foundation selects a geographically, culturally, ethnically, and professionally diverse group of women leaders. The 2017-2018 Fellows Class includes participants from the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors across 14 nations. For the first time in the program’s 23-year history, Bermuda, Ecuador, and Turkey have fellows participating. View the complete class here.
The program focuses on expanding the leadership capacity and empowerment of women through education, mentoring and a broadened network, so they can become powerful change-agents within their organizations and communities.
“The Fellows Program is an important part of the IWF Leadership Foundation’s work. We are delighted to welcome these 36 rising women leaders into the program.” said Francoise Lyon, Board President of the IWF Leadership Foundation.
“I am excited about the accomplishments and diversity of this year’s class,” added Lyon. “We look forward to bringing these women together for the first time at the 2017 IWF World Leadership Conference taking place in Houston, Texas this October.”
In partnership with Harvard Business School and INSEAD, the year-long Fellows Program convenes participants for a total of 20 days and offers creative, multidisciplinary training aimed at developing leadership and strategic management skills.
In addition to leadership training, each participant is matched with an IWF member who serves as her mentor and coach during the program year, giving each fellow a chance to garner personal insights and advice from women at the top of their fields.
About the International Women’s Forum & Leadership Foundation:
IWF is an invitation-only, membership organization comprised of more than 6,500 diverse and accomplished women from 34 nations and six continents. IWF members are dedicated to building better leadership across careers, continents, and cultures. IWF’s charitable arm, the Leadership Foundation, empowers high-potential women through two central programs – the Fellows Program and the EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) Mentoring Program. For more information on IWF and LF visit www.iwforum.org and follow @IWFGlobal on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
About the Fellows Program:
The Fellows Program launched as the flagship initiative of the Leadership Foundation in 1994 with seed funding from the U.S. Labor Department as a direct result of the Glass Ceiling Commission (1991-1995) targeting women aspiring to top levels of leadership.