Mentor Program Woman Lead

A new initiative by Women For Leaders and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York with a joint mission to help female professionals achieve their best through knowledge and experience sharing and support.

Woman Lead is an exciting, high level and intense mentorship program for women with a career in international business.

The yearlong program features five interactive events where mentors and mentees will meet both in group and individual settings to help develop their business network, professional skills and tools, and to gain insight and inspiration around modern leadership best practices – all with the goal of excelling in the fast paced and ever-changing world and professional arena we now live and work in.

Mentors and Mentees will meet for five group meet-ups and deep dives in to relevant and important topics led by industry and content leaders, and in between will meet and connect on a regular one-on-one basis for sparring, development and reflection. The mentorship program ends with a festive diploma and closing dinner.

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Quick facts

The Mentor Program targets female leaders, regardless of age and current work position, who strives to develop their leadership skills and extend their business network in an international context.

What you'll get

– Evening workshops focusing on leadership, business strategy, and career development in international organizations.

– Personalized counsel and valuable networking opportunities.

– One-on-one sessions with a mentor in international business.

– Seminars with prominent guest speakers.

Program Fee

$4,900 and includes 1 year of tailored mentorship.

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Application closes Nov 30

"WFL's programs inspires to create tangible action, change and development. 
They are all permeated with a strong commitment and a lot of wisdom. It is an honor to be a part of it."

Katarina Krznaric Mesán, COO - Exuviance

"WFL's program has given me the confidence to dare to fully lead with what I so strongly believe in - a value-driven, human and modern leadership."


Women Lead

Program content


Kick-off meeting

February 2020

Kick-off meeting in Stockholm – February 2020 Introduction of the Mentor Program and WFL/SACCNY.

Mentors & mentees meet for the first time. Separate program points for mentors/mentees – crash course in mentorship and self-reflection.

Theme: Building trust and engagement

Actively engaged employees performs significantly better and are much less likely to change employer. There is a direct relationship between employees’ commitment, customer satisfaction and profitability. Gain knowledge and insights on what creates commitment and confidence in teams and organizations.

New York

Trip to Executive Women’s Conference/SACC

May 2020

Participation on the eWc conference & Tailor-made program point for WfL / SACC NY’s mentoring program with company visits

Theme: Leadership in a rapidly changing world

Digitalization, Innovation and globalization creates extremely high pressure for change and challenge the way we lead organizations. Get knowledge about mega trends and influential factors that underlie the high rate of change.


Leadership workshop, Sustainable leadership for my company, team and myself

September 2020

Theme: Sustainable leadership for my company, team and myself.

Sustainable leadership builds high-performing teams that are prosperous and sustainable for the leader herself. In today’s connected society, it is more important than ever to control your energy through self-leadership.


Leadership workshop

November 2020

Theme: Coaching and communicative leadership.

Communicative and coaching leadership is crucial to lead groups effectively in organizations of the future. Gain insight into conversation and coaching techniques for dialogues that create change.


Diploma dinner

January 2021

"WFL's program has strengthened and matured my leadership. It’s given me the curiosity and power to accelerate and lead myself and my organization's development into the future, all while creating a fantastic network of talented people."

Cindy Andersen, Global Business Area Manager Kitchen & Dining - IKEA

Previous years’ Mentors

Pia Gideon, Chairwoman - Klövern & Action Aid

Anna-clara Af Ekenstam - Partner, PWC Sweden

Nyamko Sabuni - Vice President Sustainability, ÅF

Magdalena Gerger - Ceo & President, Systembolaget

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Application closes Nov 30

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