WIL's educational programs focus on economic, social, health, educational and political issues that impact women in developing countries.
2018-19 PROGRAM THEMES
This year's themes revolve around WIL’s Empowerment Principles: Economics, Education, Health and Culture.
WIL Education Programs
WIL sponsors at least five educational events each year. Through our programs, WIL educates members about the economic, social, health, educational and political issues that impact women in developing countries on a daily basis.
Guests are invited to attend their first program free of charge in support of WIL’s mission of bringing quality education surrounding women’s global issues to the public.
We bring in expert speakers with on-the-ground experience in dealing with these challenges. They help members gain a deeper understanding of the issues, their causes and best practices that have succeeded in ameliorating and even alleviating some problems.
This learning empowers and inspires WIL members to take action and become agents of change in furthering WIL’s mission.
WIL’s programs also build a common sense of purpose and community through the networking and interactive program discussions that occur at program meetings.
Monday, December 2, 2019
The Pad Project: Claire Sliney is an Executive Producer of the Oscar-winning documentary short Period. End of Sentence, along with being a Co-Founder of The Pad Project, a nonprofit working to end the poverty and stigma surrounding periods.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Puentes de Salud (Bridges of Health) with Alexandra Wolkoff: A multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness for migrant women, based in South Philadelphia.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
You Don't Have to be Melinda Gates: A panel discussion to how to begin to make a philanthropic difference.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Street Smart with Anna Bowden, CEO of Street Child US: an organization transforming the lives of child in Africa with low cost solutions for education.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Around the World with WIL: A panel discussion from the Travel Committee with highlights of WIL trips to Guatemala, Bolivia and Kenya.
For full details and registration, please go to the Events page.
Other Scheduled events ...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Make a new year's resolution to join WIL at our winter party (for members only - there's still plenty of time to join and attend)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Spring into summer with the year-end WIL party!