Leadership Fellows Program

Each year, IWF invests in making women stronger, smarter, and more influential through its Leadership Fellows Program, a year-long, intensive leadership development experience.

The Leadership Fellows Program was launched in 1994 with seed-funding from the U.S. Labor Department as a direct result of the Glass Ceiling Commission and annually convened approximately 35 Fellows from around the world for a total of 20 days. Featuring academic partnerships with Harvard Business School and INSEAD, the program offers customized leadership training for high-achieving women leaders on their path to the C-suite. The approach is holistic and focused on the participant’s personal and professional development, career path, and trajectory while embracing the value of an outside perspective.

Program Schedule

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

October 30 – November 3, 2022

INSEAD Executive Education Module in Fontainebleau, France

March 13 – 17, 2023

Harvard Business School Executive Education Module in Cambridge, Massachusetts

June 4 – 9, 2023

Applications for the 2022-2023 Fellows Program are now closed.