Women International Leaders

WIL's Story

Women International Leaders (WIL) of Greater Philadelphia brings together women of diverse backgrounds who are committed to empowering women in developing countries.

WIL Membership

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

Thanks to all organizations who applied for a 2020 Empowerment Grant!

Look for our announcement of grant awardees here.

Upcoming Events

We regret that due to the coronavirus and Covid-19, all in-person WIL events are cancelled at this time.

Mark Your Calendar for Future Programs

listed on our Education Programs page.

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

Next Journey?  Why not MEXICO

… with the WIL Travel Book Club

June 24, 2020

3:30 - 5:00 PM ET on Zoom

Mexico, a country of wonder, a country of contrasts, and a center of controversy that touches even those whose desire is to live their own dreams.  The only solution, at times, for some, is to leave.  Join in the discussion surrounding American Dirt, the compelling and critically controversial story of Lydia Quixano Pérez, whose life is upended when the tentacles of the drug cartel touch her comfortable life as an Acapulco bookseller.  This rigorously researched, fictional account, takes you into Lydia’s emotional and harrowing journey from Acapulco, across the border into the United States and the tangles of undocumented immigration.  


Join your WIL virtual travel buddies as we seek to better understand the challenges at the southern border.  In an effort to bridge Jeanine Cummins’ fictional narrative with reality as experienced in Philadelphia, we are pleased to welcome Alexandra Wolkoff, Education Director, Puentes De Salud, into our panel discussion.  Many WIL members know Mexico, through their personal and nonprofit efforts. We would love to hear your experiences and insights!  


American Dirt extends our discussion of women lifting themselves and others in an effort to build better lives for those important to them.

What We Do

Village Banks have been funded by WIL in developing countries all over the world, helping thousands of women become self-sustaining.

Projects created by reputable nonprofit organizations in developing countries are awarded WIL grants that support the health, education, and leadership of women & girls.

Members learn, via educational programs from expert speakers who work directly with women in developing countries to help resolve their most pressing issues.

Volunteering their expertise with locally based international organizations, WIL members support their organizational needs and participate in direct service for refugees and immigrants.

WIL sponsors unique adventures to developing countries that have or are being considered for a WIL-funded Village Bank or Empowerment Grant. Regional trips focus on U.S. historical and current women’s issues.

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

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