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Fellows Program



The Fellows Program, produced by the Leadership Foundation in its signature, customized format is the leading women’s executive development program in the world today. Providing emerging women leaders with training of exceptional quality and access to IWF’s unmatched network, fellows experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to challenge their assumptions and expand their horizons.

Spread across a year, the program convenes fellows from around the world for a total of 20 days. In partnership with the Harvard Business School and INSEAD, The Business School for the World, the Leadership Foundation offers creative, multi-disciplinary training aimed at developing leadership and strategic management capabilities.


Application Process

2017-2018 Fellows Program application deadline is June 1, 2017.  

Global Footprint

The IWF Leadership Foundation has continually expanded its reach across the globe with participants from 47 nations. More than half of the 2016-2017 Fellows hail from outside of the United States.

Current Fellows Class

The IWF Leadership Foundation’s 2016-2017 Fellows Class comprises 34 rising women leaders from 13 nations: Australia, Canada, China, Jamaica, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.


IWF Fellows Class 2017

“Having just finished the program, I feel more grateful than anything else. Grateful for the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers and coaches and from my peers. Grateful for the experiences I have had, particularly at Harvard and INSEAD. Grateful for my mentor. And most of all, grateful for the amazing women that are now in my life.”

Christine Bense, USA (2013/14)