IWF Finland is part of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), which is an invitation-only membership organization of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 34 nations on six continents.
IWF Finland has over 70 members, representing the leaders in corporate life, public administration, culture, science and arts. IWF advances women’s leadership and champions equality worldwide by connecting accomplished women into a welcoming and supportive peer-to-peer network of trust both locally and globally.
We are The Point of Reference when women leaders in Finland are discussed
We are a major force in driving the development and discussion around female leadership in Finland
With women leaders you win
To advance women in leadership
To connect as women - in Finland and globally
To grow as leaders
Senior women leaders - at the peak of their domain
Young women leaders with a proven track record on their way to the top corporations – who are ready to support and benefit from women in leadership
A global peer-to-peer network of women leaders
Ability to learn from and connect with like-minded women
Professional advancement and career progression through a valuable network
Sisterhood and support
Advancement of essential leadership capabilities
The leadership of today - and tomorrow
Finance and world affairs
How we do it
Dine Around -events
Actively building bridges globally
No queen bees: We are diverse, open and supportive
Trust and support: We build trust and nurture a safe and supportive environment
Determination: We are determined to make a difference to each other and the next generation women leaders.
Female Leader's Block
22/10/2020 at 17
Published author and former business leader with over 20 years of corporate experience at P&G and GE, Ritu is an executive coach on a mission to humanise leadership. Ritu’s talk on ‘Leader’s Block’ will provide a refreshing perspective on leadership by exploring the challenges, dilemmas and blocks that leaders go through during their leadership journey.
Behind the Scenes:
Annual Meeting at restaurant Madonna
28/4/2020 at 16
The meeting at Miltton will be followed by Behind the Scenes dinner in one of the to-be trendiest Italian restaurants in town, Madonna, which will be opened in March. The restaurateur of Madonna will reveal what it takes to succeed in the restaurant scene in Helsinki.
Pictures by Ville-Valtteri Konttinen
Behind The Scenes
"As volunteers of IWF Finland, we are thrilled to be part of an organization that brings together empowered and exceptionally talented women. IWF Finland has given us a unique chance of self-development by surrounding us with magnificent women, as we believe that we are the average of the five people we most associate with.
Our goal is to build bridges between generations and bring together women of all ages. We hope that one day we can share our knowledge and expertise with other like-minded and talented women in Finland and worldwide."
IWF Finland Membership criteria
In order to be welcomed as a Member of IWF Finland, a Candidate is expected to meet the following criteria:
The Candidate is a distinguished influencer within his or her own field who is committed to promote women leadership and networking in a global environment.
The Candidate possesses at least five years of experience in leadership.
However, experience in leadership referred to above is not required within the field of science or art and other cultural fields and only the requirement of a distinguished influencer is to be met.
At least two Members of IWF Finland are in favour of the Candidate’s membership and have expressed their position in writing.
Due to particularly important reasons, the membership criteria may be fulfilled on other societal grounds than the requirements specified above in points 1 to 3.
The membership working committee of IWF Finland shall evaluate the membership applications and make proposals of new members to the Board of IWF Finland. The Board shall decide on new member appointments during board meetings.