Training

There is no “Savoir-Faire” without “Savoir-Être”. This is why interculturality, leadership, creativity, empathy, social skills and other “soft skills” are at the heart of all our training.

Totally bespoke and delivered with the most prestigious international universities, be they face-to-face or online, inter-company or inter-continental, WIF programs:
The qualities and skills of the mentors, academics and teachers that design, deliver and manage the programs provide the participants with a unique mix of values, advice and support.

Bespoke Executive programs

WIF has developed training programs with world-renowned institutions to support women in their career paths, whether they are managers in companies or entrepreneurs.

Mentoring Programs

The inter-company mentoring program builds on the results of a European study lead by WIF in 2018 on gender stereotypes and the perception of gender parity in global companies.

Privileged relationships are fostered between 2 professionals with different levels of seniority and working for different companies. The mentors are men and women, the mentees are always women.

  • In Europe

    5 global companies participated in the pilot program in Europe which formed 20 mentor/ mentee pairs: Oracle, L’Oréal, BNP Paribas, Engie and PayPal.

  • In the United States (New-York & San Francisco)

    The program that followed this first pilot, was conducted with 7 global groups - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Salesforce, E&Y, Axa, Engie, BNP Paribas - Bank of the West, ONU. It ended in October 2020.

  • In Singapore

    The kick-off of the mentoring program involving Shell, Caterpillar, AWS (Amazon Web Services), Engie and BNP Paribas which took place on May 7, 2021, gathered 34 mentors and mentees.

Entrepreneurial Support Program

This program of support for women entrepreneurs is at the origin of WIF. It is aimed at women entrepreneurs who have created or taken over their company more than three years ago and who have a minimum turnover of one million euros.

This mentoring program allows them to benefit from the free support of a mentor, an experienced man or woman who brings his or her skills and strategic vision to accompany them in their development.

Each mentoring relationship is adapted to the specific needs of the entrepreneur and her objectives. Our mentors are remarkable men and women who provide a unique platform of skills, resources and contacts and who know how to establish a privileged relationship with their mentee.

Whether French, American (for French entrepreneurs ready to enter the North American market and North American entrepreneurs ready to enter the European Union market, via Paris) or Canadian (for French entrepreneurs ready to enter the Canadian market and Canadian entrepreneurs ready to enter the European Union market, via Paris), entrepreneurship mentoring allows our mentees to quickly build an invaluable, influential and high-level local network.

Programs News

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Women in business : BeCome a Leader program

Six months after its launch in September on the campus of the University of Paris-Saclay and following a round of cycle of “remote” work sessions, the participants in the “Women in Business: BEcome a Leader” program met for a day of exchange and discussion on their achievements.

The day was held on March 18 at BivwAk, the BNP Paribas Group’s transformation and innovation acceleration center, in the presence of Sofia Merlo, Director of Human Resources for the BNP Paribas Group.


More information

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