Welcome to Illinois Women in Leadership!

Join over 200 professional female leaders serving Springfield and the surrounding area. Become a member of IWIL today.

What is Illinois Women in Leadership (IWIL)?

IWIL empowers all women, promotes professionalism and develops leadership abilities through purposeful inclusion, education, mentoring, networking, and community involvement.

New Opportunity for IWIL Members!

Are you interested in giving back to your community and helping improve the health of its residents? Please consider becoming a member of the Community Health Giving Circle
to benefit people in need by working together to decide where to donate CHGC funds. Together we can amplify our charitable impact through collective giving! Go to CHCG for more information.

IWIL Credo

"I will ...make things happen,
promote professionalism,
seek educational opportunities,
encourage others,
climb the ladder,
empower others,
educate the world,
make a difference, 
do more than my part, 
provide the initiative, 
take action, 
implement ideas, 
be involved in the process, 
give back to the community,
and leave a legacy.”

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Get involved... join an IWIL committee

Our organization is completely volunteer-led, from the Board of Directors, to special event volunteers, to our Scholarship Committee. Joining a committee is a great way to get to know other IWIL members and serve our community. We host several large-scale events each year including the Women's Symposium and ATHENA Leadership Award, and we need YOU to make each of these a success! If you have a desire to learn new professional skills or would like to grow personally, there is a way for you to contribute as an IWIL committee member.

Committee Roles