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The International Women's Forum (IWF) Leadership Fellows Program accelerates the careers of top-performing women through world-class leadership training and exposure to the world’s top women leaders—IWF members.
The Leadership Fellows Program offers customized training at INSEAD and Harvard Business School aimed at developing leadership and strategic management capabilities to propel high-potential leaders to the highest levels in their fields. The program convenes up to 45 participants from around the world for a total of 20 days, with three in-person sessions and additional work conducted individually by the participants and with their IWF mentors. Through the mentoring experience, participants leverage the personal insights and advice of a hand-picked IWF mentor to address their specific professional development goals. Participants also have the opportunity to join IWF's annual World Leadership Conference, bringing together 850+ executives from more than 40 nations.
Participants are responsible for implementing a Legacy Project that applies the skills learned in a relevant way and extend the program's benefits to their organizations or communities. Sample Legacy Projects include: a career conference series aimed at female university students in Mexico, a breakfast roundtable for women in the U.S. military in Washington, D.C., and mentoring circles to foster a pipeline of women leaders in the aviation industry.
THE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION, founded in 1990, supports the IWF’s educational activities for the public. The Leadership Foundation channels the talents of IWF members and the resources of the International Women’s Forum’s global network into programs that educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of women leaders.
2000-2001: Marsha Sampson Johnson,
Writer, Speaker, Transformational Leadership Advocate
2001-2002: Rebecca Blalock,
2006-2007: Leslie Sibert,
Vice President of Human Resources, Comcast Cable
2008-2009: Janice Wolfe,
2009-2010: Rebecca Gray,
Land Vice President, Georgia Power Company
2010-2011: Molly Burke,
2011-2012: Kim Anderson,
SVP, Northwest Region, Georgia Power
2012-2013: Chloe Barzey,
2015-2016: Danielle Donehew,
Associate General Counsel, Habitat for Humanity International
2019-2020: Monica Khant,
2022-2023: Rickey Bevington,
2022-2023: Farhana Hasan,