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Women’s International Leadership Conference (WIL)



WIL Conference

The Women’s International Leadership Conference (WIL) empowers womxn with diverse academic and professional backgrounds from around the world to take charge of their careers and put themselves on the path to leadership. Undergraduate students at Jacobs University have been organizing the conference since 2015.

Our vision:

  • To create awareness about the lack of womxn in leadership positions,
  • to inform about prevailing discrimination against womxn from intersectionalist point of view,
  • to make feminism understandable for people of various backgrounds, and
  • to inspire particularly female students to aim for high career goals.

About the Conference:

  • The event will take place on May 8-9, 2021. Due to the pandemic, it will be held online.
  • During panel discussions, “campfire sessions” and a small networking event, our participants will have the chance to engage with each other and our guests and sponsors.
  • Beyond the conference, WIL seeks to create a network of people interested in advancing womxn's role in the professional and social sphere.  

Who will participate:

  • We are expecting speakers from all over the world, from various social and professional backgrounds. Our guests include academics, social entrepreneurs, CEOs, politicians, activists, engineers and so on.
  • Our main target audiences are undergraduate and graduate students. However, everyone with an interest in the topic is more than welcome to participate. Tickets can be purchased on our website from the beginning of February onwards.

Interested in becoming part of the WIL network?

  • Via the form below, you can donate to our cause.
  • If you or your company are interested in collaborating with us, contact us (see info below) and we will send you more info about our sponsor packages.
  • We are also cooperating with other women’s organizations in the Bremen area and beyond to unite our interests and leading the way for the feminist cause!

For more info and regular updates, check out our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook & LinkedIn.


Contact us

For questions regarding the Women’s International Leadership conference or this related donation site, please contact:

Theresa Emily Niklas
Head of Finance of the WIL conference 2021
Email: t.niklas [at]


To find out more about Jacobs University and our programs, please contact us any time. We would be pleased to welcome you on campus and show you more about the university in person.

Your Jacobs University Donations & Sponsoring Team

Christian Wilkens
Donations & Sponsoring
Telephone: 0421 200 4237
Email: c.wilkens [at]