The International Council on Women’s Business Leadership (ICWBL) was formed by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to serve the United States Government in a solely advisory capacity concerning major issues in international business and economic policy, including the effective integration of business interests and women’s economic empowerment into overall foreign policy.

Now housed at the Institute, the ICWBL’s mission is to catalyze economic growth and inclusive prosperity through women’s economic participation. The ICWBL investigates critical gaps in women’s employment, entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities, identifies best practices, explores potential synergies in programs and initiatives, convenes leaders and innovators, and celebrates success.

The ICWBL’s areas of interest include (but are not limited to) access to finance, markets, networks, mentorship, capacity building, and technology, as well as women’s economic participation in fragile states. The ICWBL’s four working groups include: Access to Capital, Technology, Branding Women’s Role in the Economy, and Leadership.

Council Members