IESE Women in Leadership (I-WiL)

Because women leaders benefit companies and society

The IESE Women in Leadership (I-WiL) network brings together women leaders of all ages and career stages in order to increase diversity in companies and develop leadership of women as engines of positive social change all over the world. It is an initiative of the Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Women and Leadership Chair, held by Prof. Nuria Chinchilla.

The network organizes specific events, such as breakfasts with inspiring women executives and networking lunches, and carries out research on female leadership and its impact in companies, sharing the results with governments and organizations.

The main goals of I-WiL are:

  • To strengthen the presence of women in Boards of Directors and at all management levels in companies.
  • Link the development of female talent with the strategy and culture of organizations.
  • Encourage a change of mentality among leaders, in corporate cultures and in organizational practices.

Networking activities

I-WiL organizes forums, workshops and other events in order to share experiences and provide women with additional opportunities for personal and professional development. These activities connect thousands of women across the world every year.

I-WiL Inspiring Breakfasts

Quarterly breakfasts in which women leaders share their experiences in life and work.

I-WiL Networking Lunches

Monthly lunches by professors and other specialists that deal with current issues and personal development.

Other resources

To learn more about IESE Women in Leadership activities, check out the following platforms:

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Research lines

Research lines

At I-WiL, we aspire to understand how women leaders contribute to the development of companies and what competencies women need to grow at every stage of their career. Thus, our academic research is focused on:

·The competencies of women leaders

·The role of women in Boards of Directors

·Work-life balance

·Corporate family responsibility

See our recent publications