to Women In Leadership website.

The European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL) is a platform for professional and dynamic women working at the European level that provides the opportunity of exchanging ideas and best practices.




  • 18 March 2014
    5 minutes with Catalina Hoffmann
    Catalina Hoffmann is the founder and CEO of the Catalina Hoffmann Holding Group, experts in elderly care. Her business builds on the Hoffmann Method, a registered scientific method created and developed by Catalina herself, who has a degree in Occupational Therapy, is a specialist in cognitive stimulation, and has a management degree from IESE Business School at the University of Navarre. Catalina was awarded the Prince of Girona Foundation Award in 2013 for entrepreneurship and ranked one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Spain. Recently, Catalina was appointed President of SECOT.
  • January 2014
    “Build Borrow Buy” has been launched Interntionally
    We would like to congratulate WIL member Laurence Capron’s book Build, Borrow, or Buy, (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012), which has recently been translated to French, Portuguese and Chinese.
  • 08 March 2014
    Interview with Cecilia Robustelli on Linguistic Sexism
    WIL Member Cecilia Robustelli, Professor and Faculty Member, Dipartimento di studi linguistici sulla testualità e la traduzione, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, has been interviewed on linguistic sexism
  • 04 March 2014
    Share of Women Holding Parliamentary Seats Never Been as High
    The Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) report, published on March 4, reveals interesting tendencies on feminisation of worldwide parliaments.


  • 04 June 2014
    WIL General Assembly and Roundtable Session on Companies Governance, June 4th, 2014 in Paris
    The WIL General Assembly and Roundtable Session will focus on the topic of Corporate Governance and we are thrilled to have WIL Member, Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Depty Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner Micheal Banier, Internal Market and Services as one of our guest speakers.
  • 12 September 2014
    WIL Bi-annual Meeting, September 12th, 2014 in Madrid
    We look forward to welcoming WIL member, friends, emerging leaders and special guests at the next WIL Bi-annual Meeting on September 12 in Madrid, Spain. The event will discuss European Resilience.
  • 17&18 November 2014
    WIL Breakfast at the Global Forum, November 17&18 2014, Geneva
    WIL is excitied to be hosting a breakfast session at the next Global Forum in Geneva, taking place on November 17&18.
  • 05 December 2013
    1st WTP Closing Session
    On 5th of December, WIL conducted the closing session of the highly successful first edition of Women Talent Pool (WTP) at the House of Lords. The motive of the event was to discuss women’s access to leadership positions, share experiences from the WTP program and to share lessons learned and favourite experiences from the 18 month mentoring platform. The session gathered over 60 participants from emerging leaders, WIL members, talents of the 2nd WTP program and members of the Pink Shoe Club and GlobalWIN networks, WILs partnering organisations for Bi-Annual Meeting in London.


About WIL

WiL Kick off Meeting, March 2008

European Commissioner Viviane Reding with Marina Niforos, Gender Diversity Lead representing INSEAD, Thaima Samman, WiL President, representing Microsoft & Claudine Schmuck, Global Contact Director, representing Women’s Forum