WIL Events

Summer 2020 Online Programs

Registration is required for all programs.

There is no charge for these programs.  Zoom information will be sent to registrants.

Global Trends in Microfinance 

Tuesday, July 28 at 5:00 PM

Join the Microfinance Committee as we discuss the transformation of the global microfinance industry over the last decade.  Current trends, successes, and challenges happening on the ground in Guatemala, will also be presented, with a special report from one of our recently funded microfinance organizations, Namaste. 

WIL Travel Film Club's 1st Meeting

August 3 at 4:00 PM

Since movie theaters are closed for the foreseeable future, the WIL travel committee is bringing Meet WIL at the Movies with a virtual discussion at your own home!  Our first virtual outing will be the movie ROMA (watch the Official Netflix Trailer https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6BS27ngZtxg).

All we ask is that you watch the film ROMA, available on Netflix, prior to our WIL Travel Film Club Zoom meeting!  Come prepared to discuss the film from from a cultural and cinematography perspective as it relates to women of different socioeconomic levels in Roma, a suburb of Mexico City. 

We look forward to a lively discussion about the upstairs/downstairs lives of the women in this film. 

BYOB (beverages) and BYOP (popcorn).... 

This is event is for WIL members only.

Spotlight on Empowerment Grant Awardees: Mwangaza Education for Partnership and Sueños

Tuesday, August 18 at 5:00 PM


Featuring an interview with Amy Cohen, volunteer with both groups and former WIL member.


Each year the Empowerment Grants Committee invites organizations around the world to apply for grants of up to $1500 to initiate or build capacity in programs. In 2020, WIL funded nine incredibly creative projects.


The featured grant recipients for our August program are Sueños (Guatemala) and Mwangaza Education for Partnership (Tanzania). Our first discussion centers around Sueños and its Women in Action Program which focused on empowering the mother’s of girls from one of their earlier projects. We will then learn about the Mwangaza Education for Partnership’s work by discussing their Binti-Mama program, where they encouraged school age girls make healthy lifestyle choices.


Zoom in to learn how our philanthropy makes a difference in the lives of women & their families. 

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Past Events

June 20, 2018 World Refugee Day

WIL members volunteer for Philadelphia World Refugee Day

June 6, 2018 Member's Summer Party

WIL Members celebrate the 2017-2018 successful season of programs and events

May 5, 2018 Fundraiser

WIL presents the 2018 Women's Global Empowerment Award to M. Night Shyamalan Foundation and LEWA Wildlife Conservancy for their work to improve lives of women and their families around the world.

FUNraiser - November 5, 2015

WIL's first fundraising event celebrated the organization's tax-exempt status.  Linda Resnick, former president of the organization, received the Bobbie Gohn Inspiration Award for cofounding WIL, as well as dedicating her nonprofit experience and activism for women’s rights to WIL. Leigh Carter, founding director of Fonkoze USA, received the Microfinance Innovator Award on behalf of Fonkoze for providing services to over 200,000 clients in Haiti. KPMG received the Corporate Supporter Award for serving as WIL’s principal corporate sponsor at that time.


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