Who we are

IWFSA is the SA chapter of the International Women’s Forum (“IWF”), a global network of over 8,000 members across 76 Forums in 33 countries.Our core objective is to nurture and develop a pipeline of the next generation of women leaders through targeted Leadership Development programmes, mentoring and coaching.

Land a hand
Commit to making the change

Words are not enough
Together we can take action against GBVF

The private sector will lead the GBVF Response Fund1, with the International Women’s Forum South Africa (IWFSA) playing the leading role in its establishment.

Empowering Women in Management and Leadership

IWFSA FASSET Women's Leadership Programme

Applications for the 2024 IWFSA FASSET Women’s Leadership Programme Intake have officially closed.

A Network of Empowered Women Leaders

IFWLP Alumni Network

Welcome to the IFWLP Alumni Network, a distinguished network of empowered women leaders who have successfully completed the IWFSA FASSET Women’s Leadership Programme (IFWLP).

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Young Leaders Connect

Young Leaders Connect IDEAL Program

In August 2020, IWFSA relaunched the Young Leaders Connect IDEAL Program ( “YLC IDEAL “), with aim of developing the next generation of leaders. The YLC IDEAL programme details can be found here.

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Tribute in celebration of an exemplary and beautiful life

Dr Vuyokazi Mahlati

7/9/1965 – 12/10/2020

This book is a compilation of tribute messages received via the WhatsApp tribute site set up by IWFSA, a selection of messages from memorial services and various other platforms, in loving memory and in celebration of Dr Vuyo’s beautiful life.

A Resource Guide for Women Across South Africa.

Little Black Book

The Precious Little Black Book provides South African women with information about their rights, health, education and economic empowerment, as well as know-how about social and legal issues. We believe every woman has the ‘right to know’ and that this book will therefore become precious to them.


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