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Western’s Women In Leadership


Where there is a WWIL, there is a way!  Empowering women to be the leaders of tomorrow

Mandate, Simple Yet Bold

WWIL aims to empower young women at the University of Western Ontario towards embracing leadership roles and pursuing success. This community brings like-minded students and business leaders together in a number of interactive workshops, intimate networking events, seminars, socials, fundraisers and conferences.



WWIL Annual Conference

We can't wait to see you in person at our events again! For now we are going digital with our events to keep our community connected, and WWIL's annual conference is yet to be announced. Want to partner? Hit us up.

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Michelle Obama said during her 2012 Convention Speech, "When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed." After three years with Western Women in Leadership, the opportunities WWIL has given me through experiences, mentorship and friendship are significant to say the least. Now it is my turn, through my Presidency, to pay it forward to the incoming leaders of tomorrow.

— Laura Chu, President '20

WWIL made my university experience. The community gave me a voice, outlet and family during a time where I was only scratching the surface on discovering myself and purpose. Together, the possibilities were endless. If I was curious about a global event or cause -I was able to discuss, get educated, and again perspective via WWIL forums. If we felt our resume could use some love, with our collective energy we were able to have a representative from Linkedin train us with the photography club for headshots. In WWIL, we were challenged to be the best version of ourselves, while collecting the tools and network that empower who I am today.

— Iman Bashir, CoFounder & President '15

"We must work every day, to build a strong sense of community that rewards, respects and guarantees that women – of all ages – are mentored and encouraged to pursue their dreams. This means doing our best to strike the right balance at home and at work, while tackling some of the big issues that are preventing us from achieving true equality including equal pay for equal work, discriminatory hiring practices and sexism in the workplace.”

— Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Speaker ‘16-17


Still unsure about joining?

Check out some of our previous events.

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What happens next? Read more about what our fellow WWIL’ers are up to now.

By HER, For HER!

By HER, For HER!

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