The Leadership Foundation, founded in 1990, supports the IWF’s educational activities for the public. The Leadership Foundation channels the talents of IWF members and the resources of the IWF global network into programs that educate, inspire and empower the next generation of women leaders.
Fellows Program History
The Fellows Program was 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 its Glass Ceiling Commission (1991-1995). Developed to promote leadership opportunities, supportive networks, mentoring and broad skills for high potential women, and ultimately assist them in breaking through the glass ceiling, the Fellows Program fulfills the mission of the Glass Ceiling Commission to eliminate barriers and increase the opportunities and developmental experiences of women.
The Leadership Foundation continues to arm a new generation of women with the determination, understanding and ideas they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world through its programming and work in collaboration with the IWF.