The International Women's Forum advances leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world's most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. The IWF brings together an unprecedented global membership to exchange ideas, to learn and inspire, and to promote better leadership for a changing world.

Founded in 1982 in the United States, the International Women's Forum has grown across 6 continents into 74 local forums representing 33 nations. There are more than 6,000 women leaders participating in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Australia and North America.

Membership in the International Women's Forum (IWF) is by invitation and is influenced by definitive international standards. Members are committed to bettering global leadership today and cultivating women leaders of tomorrow.

IWF provides one-ofa-kind programming designed by world leaders, for world leaders, both present and future.  IWF provides a platform for leaders to meet among their peers in an environment where meaningful partnerships and friendships can grow and form.

IWF-Michigan is an affiliated forum comprised of approximately 100 incredibly dynamic women. Our membership includes corporate executives, authors, artists, leading entrepreneurs, leading professionals and politicians. Local events take place throughout the year in the Detroit area, including workshops, cultural and sporting events, and presentations on specific topics of interest.


Women of diverse and significant accomplishments who reside or have residences in the State of Michigan, and who have attained recognition in their respective fields are eligible for nomination in accordance with the procedures and criteria established by these Bylaws and the Board of Directors.  Membership is by invitation only or by transfer from another IWF affiliate.  Nominees and all members shall subscribe to the purpose of the Forum and the IWF.