Women's International Leadership Program
Sponsored by Bayer HealthCare
|The 2012-2013 Women's International Leadership Program Participants.
The Women's International Leadership (WIL) Program at International House seeks to prepare a select group of women from diverse cultures and disciplines for the challenges they will face as future leaders.
Click here to download an application for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
Deadline for returning residents is midnight on Monday, April 15, 2013
Deadline for new residents is midnight on Monday, May 20, 2013
Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
The application consists of:
- A completed application form
- A personal statement
- 5 short essay questions
- A letter of recommendation
- C.V. or resume
- Documentation of eligibility to live at I-House for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
All WIL grantees must be resident members of International House for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
To date, over three hundred women have participated in the program. The WIL Program is intended to help each grantee gain a clearer vision of her own abilities and learn how to effectively lead others, particularly in cross-cultural environments.
Designed as a practical training program to enhance graduate study, the WIL Program devotes special attention to such areas as public speaking, motivating groups, identifying personal leadership styles, conflict management, and cross-cultural communication. Grantees also attend WIL alumnae events to foster an international network of professional women.
- 3 Weekend seminars (September 28-29 2013, November 9-10 2013, February 1-2, 2014)
- Mentorship Component
- Team Project
- Networking Opportunities
Scholarship & Fellowship
Each grantee receives a $2,000 scholarship for the entire academic year. The scholarship is distributed in monthly installments, based on the individual's full participation in the program.
The WIL program aims to explore leadership through individual and team leadership development. This is realized through skills-building workshops and seminars, retreats, networking functions, alumnae activities and a mentoring component. Participants are also responsible for creating and implementing a team project that celebrates Women's History Month in the United States and International Women's Day. The unique experience provides a learning environment that encourages discussion about leadership, addresses issues of leadership and gender, leadership in diverse professional sectors and leadership across cultures.
For more information about the WIL Program contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bayer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Bayer AG and sponsor of the Women's International Leadership Program (WIL), is amongst the world's foremost innovators in the healthcare and medical products industry. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions.
The goals of the WIL Program, with its focus on skills-based leadership training for a culturally diverse group of women, are very consistent with Bayer's overall goal of increasing diversity and creating an environment that fosters mroe women leaders. With over 50,000 employees in approximately 150 countries, Bayer HealthCare embraces diversity through its global workforce.
Through its partnership with the WIL Program, Bayer HealthCare hopes to build relationships with women leaders who will have an impact on their respective communities and professions, while also enriching its employees' development through volunteer and mentoring opportunities. The partnership will thereby create value through innovation and growth--an act firmly aligned with the company's mission statement 'Bayer: Science for a Better Life'.