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Help us advance women’s leadership

today and tomorrow

For more than 30 years, IWF’s flagship Leadership Fellows Program has accelerated the career paths of high-performing women, catalyzing their potential and elevating their impact within companies worldwide. The program’s scope, rigor, and results make it an unparalleled tool for professional development and succession planning. 

 We invite corporations and members of the IWF community to learn more about how to support women’s leadership through this transformational program. For more information, please contact Lynne Manrique, Vice President of Leadership and Educational Programs, at 



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For Corporations

The Leadership Fellows Program provides organizations with a strategic way to successfully build leadership capacity from within; motivate and retain high-performing senior women leaders for new and expanded responsibilities; and demonstrate a commitment to inclusive leadership. 

 Organizations that sponsor Fellows tell us they value the broader worldview, new perspectives, and greater confidence that their women leaders bring back. 

“The network and women involved are life changing.” – Fortune 500 energy company 

For Members

Supporting Your IWF Community


IWF is a network of the most accomplished women in the world, connecting women leaders across every professional sector. More than 8,000 preeminent women in 33 countries are represented by 76 local Forums. 

Forums can actively support the mission of advancing women’s leadership by recruiting and/or funding candidates for the Leadership Fellows Program. If you are an IWF member, please log in to IWF Connect for information and resources to support forum involvement.  


Mentors are a critical part of the Leadership Fellows Program’s success. Outstanding IWF members are matched with high-potential next generation leaders, devoting their time and wise counsel one-on-one throughout the year. Mentors’ personal insights about operating at the highest leadership levels provide Leadership Fellows with thoughtful, actionable guidance and models for success as they move up the career ladder and expand their impact in their communities and organizations.

If you are an IWF member and would like to serve as a mentor, please log in to IWF Connect and view the Leadership Development page.


Leadership Fellows gain executive presence, self-confidence, strategic thinking and foresight, and influence through the program.