Women in Licensing AllianceWomen in Licensing Alliance (WILA)


Advance the growth of women in leadership through education, mentoring and networking opportunities.

WILA will serve as a gathering point for education on the international efforts advancing the skills and leadership of women, and offer international networking and mentorship opportunities. LESI is well positioned to bring women and men together from around the world to share experiences in professional advancement and cultivate a culture of inclusion and support for the advancement of women in licensing.

Upcoming WILA Events

LESI WILA Speaker Series 2023-24 [Session 3]

Moderator: Pam Cox, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Guest Lecturer: Linda Suzu Kawano, PhD, Principal, GroupOptima

Linda Suzu Kawano worked to identify and commercialize early-stage innovations for over 3 decades. Presently, Dr. Kawano focuses her efforts on coaching scientists and other professionals in their presentations to non-scientists. Drawing upon her experience and studies of performance and storytelling, she has developed programs that help scientists better communicate to and connect with their intended audiences.

This event is free to participants.


Previous WILA Events

WILA Resource Documents

Inaugural Event

We met in Yokahama for the first WILA gathering.
WILA Launched

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Celebrating International Women's Day 2019
Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay2019 by taking the #BalanceForBetter challenge with @IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago
Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay2019 by taking the #BalanceForBetter challenge with @IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago

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