Women's Initiative Forum

The Women's Initiative Forum (WIF), is a networking group for people running their organization's women's network, women's initiative, or women's employee resource group. We hold quarterly conference calls and periodic in-person meetings where members share best practices and learn from each other's experiences. We also have a LinkedIn group to allow members to communicate with each other outside of our regularly scheduled meetings.

The goal of WIF is to improve the effectiveness of these initiatives by harnessing the collective knowledge of the group, as well as to provide support for our members, who generally do this work in addition to their "day jobs". Meeting topics are chosen by the group, or proposed by faculty with new research to share. Recent topics have ranged from talent management from a gender lens to innovative program ideas to metrics to building the business case for getting more women into leadership positions.

If you are interested in learning more about WIF, or you would like to join the group, please email Elisa van Dam at elisa.vandam@simmons.edu.