Fellows Program Overview
The Fellows Program convenes approximately 35 Fellows from around the world for a total of 20 days, in three separate sessions. It provides customized leadership training that is behavioral, academic and technical, including executive education components at Harvard Business School and INSEAD. The approach is holistic and focused on the participant’s personal and professional development, and her career path and trajectory. It also embraces the value of an outside perspective.
In addition to leadership training, participants are matched with an IWF member who serves as a mentor and coach during the program year. Participants garner personal insights and advice from women at the top of their fields through this experience and from participation in IWF’s annual World Leadership Conference, which brings together 850+ female executives from more than 40 nations.
In order to leverage the impact of the Fellows Program beyond the 35 Fellows who participate each year, participants are charged with implementing a “Legacy Project” that furthers our mission of training, mentoring and connecting women leaders.
Current Fellows Class
36 rising women leaders are members of the 2018-2019 Fellows Class, hailing from 12 nations: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States
The Leadership Foundation has continually expanded its reach across the globe with participants from 50 nations. See the interactive map below.