Women International Leaders
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.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ECONOMY….
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 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.
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.
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.