The mission of the Women Initiative Foundation is to promote the advancement of women in the workplace and in the economy.
Through our educational programs, mentoring initiatives and outreach activities, we are a resource for women entrepreneurs, employers and public policy makers. Through our think tank activities, we contribute to the global discussion of gender diversity, access of women to top jobs in the workplace, equal pay and other issues of concern to both men and women.
The Women Initiative Foundation was founded by Martine Liautaud, who wanted to expand on the success of the Women Business Mentoring Initiative (WBMI), which she created in 2010 with other alumni of the Stanford Business School. WBMI is a nonprofit organization that provides free, individualized mentoring to women entrepreneurs whose business is at least three years old. Please visit the WBMI website to learn more about this successful initiative and meet a few of the mentees and mentors.
Our growing number of institutional partners and supporters include Stanford Business School, BNP Paribas and ENGIE.