Next Generation Leaders

It is part of IWF’s mission to support the next generation of women leaders and IWF UK does this both in the UK and around the world.


ELN is a network originally established by IWF UK in 2011 as a pipeline of talented women leaders. ELN enjoys an exclusive association with IWF UK that enables a cooperative and cross-generational interaction to support the growth of our respective members.

ELN members are cross-sector ambitious women leaders in the UK who come together to inspire, support and enable one another. The network's aim is to provide its members with unique and meaningful professional and personal connections, and development opportunities.

ELN hosts their own events, as well as attending some IWF events. The current Chair of ELN is Simona Fionda, working closely with the ELN committee. For more information, please contact

IWF global programmes

IWF UK members have also contributed over the years to The Leadership Foundation, IWF's charitable arm, which empowers high-potential women through two central programmes - the Fellows Program and the EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) Mentoring Program. For more information on IWF and LF visit

In addition, many of our UK members provide individual mentoring to next-generation women leaders in different sectors and countries.