Women International Leaders

Our Mission

Women International Leaders invest in underserved women globally who take the lead in becoming self-sufficient, elevating their families and communities.

WIL Membership

Members support a wide variety of projects that raise women’s economic and social status and promote their independence and community leadership.

Upcoming Events

See Events page for details and photos of past events.

Upcoming Programs

Registration is required for all programs. There is no charge for many programs.  Guests are welcome.  Check back for information on our upcoming programs.

WIL Members Holiday Pop-Up Party

January 6, 2022
1919 Market Street, Philadelphia

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With an abundance of caution, the WIL Members Holiday Pop-Up Party has been postponed.

Members will be notified when the party will take place.

Travel Book Club: 
The Blue Sweater- 
Bridging the gap between the rich and poor in an interconnected world

January 19, 2022
5:00 - 6:30 PM on Zoom

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This is an inspiring book by a remarkable woman - Jacqueline Novogratz. She gave up an international banking career to build a better world and on the way had amazing experiences. She is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital firm that invests for the poor in sustainable businesses.


Join in our discussion of this book.

Virtual Travel Programs

WIL Travel

WIL members and their guests meet virtually to discuss international films and books about women — from a cultural perspective.

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COVID Grants

Namaste Direct

WIL provided Namaste Direct a $5,000 grant to support Namaste's Basic Income Supplement Program.  The program provided funds over a three month period to approximately 20 current indigenous borrowers in Guatemala whose incomes were negatively impacted by the pandemic. 

Street Child

WIL funded a grant to support a three-month social enterprise program in Sierra Leone that produced and sold face masks to prevent and ameliorate the impact of COVID-19 in 19 communities. 

In 2020, WIL provided one-time grants to two of our partner organizations to fund special initiatives to address the COVID pandemic.

What We Do

WIL funds Village Banks around the world, helping thousands of women become self-sustaining.

WIL awards grants to reputable nonprofit organizations for projects that support the health, education, and leadership of women & girls.

WIL members learn from expert speakers who work directly with women living in the most under-resourced communities.

WIL sponsors unique international and local adventures, enhancing members' understanding of current and historical women’s issues.

WIL members volunteer their expertise, sharing wisdom, time and talents for the benefit of women locally and globally.

Get Involved

Membership is open to those who are interested in learning about, advocating for and contributing to women’s empowerment globally.

Every dollar you donate empowers women to become economically independent community leaders and contributors. 

Corporate Sponsors

A Special Thank You to the

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Sponsor of WIL's 12/1 fundraiser

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