We are a community of women who are active innovation practitioners
We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings together a community of 1500+ members, in New York, London, and San Francisco, representing:
Women from leading innovation and design firms
Women championing innovation inside large corporate entities
Women who freelance at the intersection of research, strategy, and design
Women who have started companies that aspire to disrupt an industry
Our programming is offered to our members on a monthly basis. Each event focuses on a specific innovation topic and explores the subject matter through a range of different formats, such as moderated panels, keynotes, and intimate dinners. Each event has an interactive and hands-on element to it, as we continue to leverage best practices in workshop facilitation.
Our events are curated and produced in partnership with leading innovation consultancies, brands at the cutting-edge of their respective industries, and/or academia to deliver a profound, transformational experience to our members.
“Every time I’ve attended a WIN gathering – I’ve left inspired. Every time – I’ve met a new person. Every time – I felt pushed to think more strategically about my professional trajectory.”
WIN started as a passion project of three colleagues
The three founders – Alfia Ilicheva, Maria Potoroczyn, and Melissa Tischler – identified a leadership gap in the field of innovation and set out to catalyze change in the industry.
When WIN launched with a first event in March 2016, the founding team wasn't quite sure where it would lead them.
Two years later, WIN has become a community of 1500+ members (and growing!), with events organized on a monthly basis across the world, partnered with 20 innovation firms, and participated in 6+ premier industry conferences. WIN continues to evolve with the women in its community.