Upcoming and past events

Upcoming Events

Congress WLI - 2020

The annual WLI Congress 2020 is postponed due to the Covid-19 virus regulations. Later dates will be announced. 

Past events

Conference WLI Italy - Milan, 28 March 2019

WLI Italy has organized a conference in the Region of Lombardia, with the Patronage of the European Parliament, about the positive impact of female work in economy and society based work on university researches and statistical data of the European Institutions and Chamber of Commerce.

WLI Spain - ONU Mujeres -  Madrid 22 – 24 October 2018

22 - 23 October 2018

WLI Spain participated in the Conference UNO Mujeres and IBERICO AMERICA. 

Conference President was the Secretary General of Iberico Americana( SEGIB) Mrs Rebecca Gryspan.


24 October 2018

WLI Spain had a meeting with Alicia A. Rodriguez, the Secretary General of SICA - Central American Integration System.

WLI Congress Netherlands - The Hague: 11 – 14 April 2018

Theme : Women in Innovation, Industry and Science


Opening of the Congress in the Italian Embassy with the following speakers:

  • Senator Ankie Broekers Knol – President of the Senate

  • Dr. Stientje van Veldhoven State Secretary for Infrastructure

  • Marjan Hammersma – Secretary General Ministry of Eduction and Science

  • Carla Signorini – Head of Electrical Engineering Department ESA Space,research and Technology

  • Cindy Gerhardt – Chief Operating Officer Dutch State Mines Biotechnology Center

  • Luigia Pace – Research Biologist Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine , Turin

  • Dace Luters - Thümmel, Secretary General European Women Lawyers Association

  • Ilona Haaijer – Member Supervisory Board Royal Boskalis NV

  • Laura Colnaghi Calissoni – President Carvico Group

Visit to the Plant One – Port of Rotterdam

Speakers :

  • Michele Blom – Director General Water Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and water Affairs

  • Alice Krekt – Project Manager Deltalinqs Energy Forum

Speaker : Mrs. Hilde Vandevoorde – National Member for Belgium

Visit to Vertical Urban farming – Food innovation
Speaker : Mrs Eveline Braam

Inauguration WLI Spain - Madrid: 21 - 23 September 2017

Visit to the Spanish House of Representatives, the Senate, the Bank of Spain and Cervantes Institute.

Speakers :

  • Mrs Asucion Valdès, Former Director of Communicaiton of HRH the King of Spain

  • Mrs Maria José Ordonez, Delegate of the Government against Gender Violence.

Inauguration WLI EU Group / Belgium - Brussels: 8 - 10 March 2017

Visit to NATO Headquarters
Speech by Ambassador Marriët Schuurman.


Visit to the European Parliament
Speech by MEP Lieve Xierinck.

WLI Congress Mexico - Mexico City: 11 - 14 October 2016 

Theme: Today’s woman and her role in ensuring world peace.

With special focus on economic, political and humanistic perspectives.

WLI Congress Italy - Milan: 30 September - 3 October 2015

Theme: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life


  • Ms Marion Reiziger – Young Expert Program Water and Agrofood

  • Mr. Dario Corrisio – Director ENEL

  • Ms. Angela Manenti – Head of Laboratory and Product Quality MM Spa

  • Mr. Giampiero Gelmi – Butterfly Foundation

Visit to the WORLD EXPO 2015 in Milan.

Women Leaders International is there to promote women with ambition and to make them visible.

Executive Council WLI.

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