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Admissions Policy*

Each year, IWF selects a geographically, culturally, ethnically, and professionally diverse group of up to 45 leaders who are 4-8 years from the C-Suite (or equivalent level or title in their field). IWF seeks candidates that demonstrate:

  • A track record as a change agent within their organization and community
  • Ambition to push to the highest levels of their career and demonstrated desire to lift others as they rise
  • Substantive professional/work experience and significant direct accomplishments
  • Strength of character, motivation, and commitment to goals
  • Superior intellectual ability and interpersonal intelligence
  • Capacity to both contribute to and gain from the Leadership Fellows Program
  • Commitment to participate fully in all program activities and training components including completion of a Legacy Project to extend program benefits to the sponsoring organization or community

* While designed for women leaders (and likely most beneficial to those who identify as such), the program is open to all who otherwise fulfill the admissions criteria. 

Application Deadline and Program Cost

2023-2024 Leadership Fellows Program applications are due June 1, 2023

Tuition for the 2023-2024 program is US$32,750 per participant and includes:

  • Leadership Fellows Program orientation and participation in the 2023 IWF World Leadership Conference in Detroit, Michigan, USA 
  • 4 days of customized training at INSEAD
  • One week of customized training at Harvard Business School
  • Mentor meetings
  • Meals and accommodations
  • All course materials
  • Transportation (ground and air travel) is not provided

For More Information

Download the program brochure here or go to IWF's website.