Western Women in Leadership

Where There's a WWIL, There's a Way!


86% of women report that when they see more women in leadership, they are encouraged they can get there themselves.
91.5% of the highest-paid positions in Canada's top 100 listed companies are held by men.
2% represents the increase in the number of women working in STEM between 1987 to 2015.

These statistics inspire us every day to encourage and empower young leaders to challenge the status quo. Learn more below.

About WWIL

Our mission is to encourage and empower young students to confidently seek out and secure leadership roles in all of their initiatives. WWIL strives to foster the leaders of tomorrow that cultivate equality and change, and aid members of Western University’s community in pursuing their career goals.
Established in 2015, Western’s Women in Leadership is a rapidly-growing, student-run organization that strives to inspire young leaders at Western University in London Ontario. We host events such as keynote speeches, interactive workshops and forum discussions, panel sessions, networking and recruiting events, and more. These opportunities help expand students’ understanding of equality and what it takes to be a great leader.

annual growth

paid members

on email list

organic Instagram followers

organic likes on Facebook

Our Team

Holly Dunne

Marissa Mistry
VP Conference

Shala Gupta
VP Finance

Emily Boucher
VP Communications

Camellia Wong
VP Internal Affairs

Micah Ton
VP Events

Sudiksha Singh
Director of Conference

Natalie Tkachuk
Director of Conference

Priya Parihar
Director of Speakers

Cristina Bermudez
Director of Finance

Kate San
Director of Sponsorship

Olivia Tsihlias
Director of Sponsorship

Sarah McFarlan
Director of Grants

Katherine Yasinska
Visual Director

Ashley Ottogalli
Website Coordinator

Laura Chu
Director of Marketing

Cassandra Coleman
Member Liaison

Jasmyn Dossa
Leadership Network Coordinator

Shania Fernandez
Alumni Network Coordinator

Madison Sweet
Director of Events

Mathanky Jeyakumar
Director of Events

Ashyana-Jasmine Kachra
Director of Projects

Madison Lipson
Director of Speakers


Interested in partnering with WWIL? You can either host an event with us, or sponsor our conference! See below for more information.


WWIL hosts a wide variety of events that engage and support all students at Western University. If you are interested in hosting an event with us, please reach out using the links below. Please include your name, company, and if applicable, a brief description of the event you are interested in hosting with us. Alternatively, our team would be happy to work with you on finding an appropriate event.


WWIL is hosting its third annual conference on March 9th, 2019. If you are interested in becoming a conference sponsor, please see our sponsorship package above and send us a message using the link below. Please include your name, company and level of sponsorship you are interested in providing.