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

Upcoming 2021 Programs

Registration is required for all programs. There is no charge for most programs. Zoom information will be sent to registrants. Guests are welcome.

Hispañola Health Partners:

Women's Health Care Systems in Haiti Thursday, April 15 at 5:00 PM

The Haitian woman is the backbone of her family; if she becomes ill, its crucial structure collapses. Join Nurse Practitioner and Hispañola Health Partners executive director Louise Lindenmeyr as she traces the history of an equitable, sustainable women’s health care system she helped create in rural Haiti. Travel with her over the mountainous terrain by motorcycle to inside the homes and lives of women in this rugged remote region, presenting the pride and promise of a bottom-up approach to health care in a low-resource setting. Hispañola Health Partners has been the recipient of two WIL grants.

See Events page for program details and photos of past events.

Virtual Travel Programs

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

Travel Book Club 


Beka Lamb  by Zee Edgell

March 9, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Canal Zone Daughter: An American Childhood in Panama by Judy Haisten

June 15, 2021

Travel Film Club


on May 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Registration will be available later. 

Mark your calendar now!

Local Travel  (C0VID permitting)

NGO CSW in NYC in March 2021


Spring walking tour or museum program to be announced for April 2021

International travel - (C0VID permitting)

Belize in Winter of 2021 - more information to follow!

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.

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.

What We Do

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

Mentor Capitalist, Inc.

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