IWL Board of Directors
Eli Lilly and Company
Katz, Sapper & Miller
At IWL, we believe companies, communities, and lives are better when ALL people have equal access to unlimited possibilities for success. As an evolving voice-of-authority within DE&I, IWL provides programming and education, practical application via tools and resources, and safe spaces for bold conversation to achieve that goal.
Addressing the systemic barriers stalling gender equity progress in the workplace through programming focused on personal and professional development.
Engaging men (and women) as allies and advocates for gender equality.
Using gender as a gateway for much-needed critical conversations addressing the challenges and adversities facing other underrepresented groups.
Women represent only 8.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs. Of those 41, just 5 are women of color (WOC).
Women fill nearly half of entry-level positions, but only 21% of C-suite positions. For WOC, C-suite representation tops out at just 3%. Studies show company profits and share performance can be close to 50% higher when women are well represented at the top.
Only 40% of men report consistently taking a stand for gender and racial equity in the workplace.
1 in 3
Following 2020’s events, 1 in 3 women now are considering downshifting their careers or exiting the workforce. This would wipe out years of incremental workforce gains.
The gender wage gap widened from $0.81 to $0.76 during the pandemic, a loss projected to take a decade to make up.
IWL wants to change these statistics. We help organizations grow by leveraging their full talent bench. Through unique learning and development opportunities, IWL addresses systemic workplace issues preventing women from advancing in all aspects of their lives. Holding women back hurts everyone.
Source: McKinsey/Lean In 2022 Report
Our small but passionate team acts as a resource for those who share our mission to tackle very real gender issues with optimism and proven strategies that work.
Executive Director and Chief Acceleration Officer
Director of Operations
CEO Emeritus and Chief Allyship Officer