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

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WIL funds microloans to provide enterprising women the ability to start and grow their businesses, giving them an economic power rarely available in under-resourced areas of the world. Join us to raise funds to support WIL’s MICROFINANCE program. 

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.

Fall 2020 Programs

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


at WIL’s First Virtual Giving Circle

Tuesday, November 17 at 5:00 PM

As a Giving Circle voting member (minimum donation $300) you can help decide which one of three organizations will receive a special $5,000 grant.  Have a direct impact on WIL decisions and increase your awareness and engagement of the international women’s issues presented.  Organizations for consideration are Friendship Bridge, empowering women in Guatemala to build a better life; Fonkoze, bringing financial inclusion and development services to Haiti; and Curamericas Global, working to save the lives of women and children in Guatemala, Bolivia, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Liberia through better prevention and health education.  Program will be on Zoom.

Member and non-member giving levels are available. 

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Recent Programs

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

WIL Travel Film Club Meeting

Wednesday, September 30

The WIL Travel Committee  journeys virtually to Mexico, watching and discussing the film "Like Water for Chocolate." 

Discover History through Eyes of Philadelphia’s Female Muralists

Wednesday, October 21

Explore Philadelphia’s acclaimed mural art in a small group walking tour.

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Showcasing Urban Promise International

and Juntos

Wednesday, October 14

Meet representatives from WIL Service Committee’s partner organizations: Urban Promise International and Juntos .

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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.

2021 Empowerment Grants Application – Now Online!