Leadership Fellows Program

Each year, IWF takes direct action to achieve its mission of advancing women’s leadership and championing equality worldwide through its Leadership Fellows Program. This intensive professional development experience prepares women to realize their full potential, strengthening their organizations, society, and the world.

Worldwide research consistently confirms three key barriers that restrict the potential of women leaders: limited access to professional networks, lack of mentors, and inadequate leadership training. The IWF Leadership Fellows Program directly tackles these barriers, accelerating the path to the C-suite and top levels of all sectors where women remain underrepresented. Featuring academic partnerships with Harvard Business School and INSEAD, the program offers up to 45 high-achieving women leaders customized leadership training, mentoring by IWF’s invitation-only network of the most accomplished women in the world, networking with program peers and IWF members, and the opportunity to bring back what they learn to their organizations and communities. 

2023-2024 Application and Selection Cycle

January 1, 2023

Applications for the 2023-2024 IWF Leadership Fellows Program are open. Access this link to enter the application portal.

June 1, 2023

Applications for the 2023-2024 IWF Leadership Fellows Program are due.

June 18 – July 1, 2023

Qualified candidates are interviewed by two IWF members (in separate virtual meetings).

July 2023

IWF’s Selection Committee reviews applications and interviewer insights and makes selection decisions.

Early August 2023

Candidates are notified of selection decisions.

For questions, contact iwf@iwforum.org.

 

2023-2024 Program Schedule


October 2 – 6, 2023

IWF Leadership Fellows Program Orientation and IWF World Leadership Conference, Detroit, Michigan, USA

January or February 2024 exact dates to be confirmed

IWF-INSEAD Cross-cultural Leadership Program in Fontainebleau, France

June 2024 – exact dates to be confirmed

IWF-Harvard Business School Transformative Leadership Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts

2022-2023 Program Schedule


October 30 – November 3, 2022

IWF Leadership Fellows Program Orientation and IWF World Leadership Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

March 13 – 17, 2023

IWF-INSEAD Cross-cultural Leadership Program in Fontainebleau, France

June 4 – 9, 2023

IWF-Harvard Business School Transformative Leadership Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts