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

Winter 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.


Wednesday, January 20 at 5:00 PM

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.  Based at MIT and anchored by a network of affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL’s research received the Nobel Prize for Economics.  Priyanka Varma, a Senior Policy Associate at J-PAL, and Maike Pfeiffer, a Policy Associate at J-PAL Global, will share policy-relevant lessons emerging from the global evidence in gender, highlighting key studies relevant to WIL on topics ranging from education to microfinance.


WIL’S Program in Cambodia

Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM

Join WIL for an evening with the Community for Khmer Villages, highlighting the Health Literacy Advisors program which WIL has funded.  Adapting a rural health curriculum and outreach model to the Khmer culture, WIL’s grant piloted a certification training program that involved training six women from various Khmer villages in basic health care.  The mission of The Community for Khmer Villages is to develop culturally-appropriate programs to improve the health and wellbeing of Khmer families living in the remote Cambodian villages and to alleviate extreme, chronic poverty in Cambodia’s rural populations.  The program will also feature the well-known psychologist Dr. Gail Brenner, who will share her personal volunteer experience in Cambodian villages.

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

on March 9, 2020 at 3:30 PM

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

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

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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