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
We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings together a community of 1500+ 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
Freelancing who work at the intersection of research, strategy, and design
Entrepreneurs who have started companies 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 respective industries, and academia 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 field of innovation
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’s still not enough female authors among world’s most-read business and innovation books; we’re 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).