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Cutting-Edge Content Through A Woman’s Lens

Experiences uniquely curated for women leaders in locations around the world

IWF’s two annual conferences, the World Leadership Conference and Cornerstone Conference, feature some of the most authoritative and trendsetting voices on issues essential to global leaders in a changing world. The world-class content rivals that found at Davos and the Aspen Institute and is designed to inform leaders’ decision making as they lead their organizations.

Our conference content is supplemented throughout the year by IWF Online Exclusives, featuring IWF members’ insights and innovations.

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50th Anniversary Cornerstone Conference

Hong Kong, SAR
November 20 – 22, 2024

2025 IWF World Leadership
Conference & Gala

Seattle, Washington
May 21 – 23, 2025

2025 Cornerstone Conference

Cape Town, South Africa
November 5 – 7, 2025

2026 Cornerstone Conference

London, England
May 13 – 15, 2026

2026 World Leadership
Conference & Gala

Denver, Colorado

November 11-13, 2026

2027 Cornerstone Conference

Amman, Jordan
May 11 – 12, 2027

2027 World Leadership
Conference & Gala

Washington, DC
November 3-5, 2027

Powerful and unique experiences

You wouldn’t have any other way

Dine around photo

Dine Arounds are the most iconic of IWF events. These small and intimate members-only dinners are frequently hosted by local IWF members in their homes.


Get an inside look at a local company, research center, civic institution, or museum with a Behind-the-Scenes tour, made possible through the power of the IWF network.


Our Advanced Leadership Workshops are designed to build skills and provide information to expand your leadership opportunities.


IWF’s Hall of Fame honorees, Women Who Make a Difference, and Ideas Remaking the World show the world what women can do.

World-Class Speakers

2023 World Leadership Conference – Detroit, MI, USA
Women Blazing Trails In Leadership
The Honorable Gretchen Whitmer
Governor, State of Michigan
2023 Cornerstone Conference – Helsinki, Finland
Designing With Purpose
Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko,
President & CEO, Marimekko



Virtual Events

IWF Online Exclusives

Timely conversations with experts on critical issues.

Baroness Hale

Her Motto: ‘Women Are Equal to Everything.’

The first President of the UK’s Supreme Court, Lady Hale has blazed trails her entire career. Listen to her talk about legislation and rulings that have transformed the United Kingdom’s legal system.

Priscilla Chan

Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Change

Priscilla Chan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, shares how the Initiative has accelerated scientific and technological development to help prevent, manage and cure disease.


Kathy Sullivan

“The Most Vertical Girl in the World.”

Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, shares her thoughts on the transformative power of satellite imagery, the importance of the Hubble Space Telescope for everything from global defense to economic activity.

Anna Fendi

Couture: A Look to the Future

Anna Fendi is an iconic fashion designer and entrepreneur. Listen as she talks about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic wrought upon the fashion industry, and the future of workplace fashion in a world now used to working remotely.

We unite our global community of women leaders to advance women’s leadership today and tomorrow.