We create momentum for women in innovation through action-oriented programming, tangible tools and resources, and the support of a generous community.
We are a community of women who are active innovation practitioners.
WIN is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together a community of 1,500+ members in New York, San Francisco, and London, representing women (and anyone identifying as a woman) at:
Leading innovation and design firms
Large corporate entities championing innovation with dedicated teams
Freelance work at the intersection of research, strategy, and design
Start-ups that aspire to disrupt an industry
Our programming is offered to members on a monthly basis. Each event focuses on a topic related to innovation, leadership, or professional growth and explores it through a blend of interactive and introspective activities in a hands-on workshop format. Our intention is to create space for women to grow and learn.
Our events are curated and produced in partnership with leading innovation consultancies, brands at the cutting-edge of their industries, and academic institutions to deliver a profound, transformational experience to our members. Check out the output from our past events on the WIN Public Drive, our growing innovation playbook.
“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 in response to a leadership gap in the innovation field.
Like so many other industries, there’s no shortage of talented, driven women in entry through middle management levels, but this funnel rarely translates into a strong female leadership presence at most organizations.
Women are underrepresented in key debates about innovation: there are still not enough female authors among world’s most-read business and innovation books; we are still waiting for more diverse representation at global innovation conferences; women are still largely absent from academia and academic writing on the topic of innovation; and female founders famously receive almost no venture capital dollars (2% in 2017).