A global movement that brings together women

academics to connect on issues that matter

We champion women leaders in business schools around the globe

Women in BizEd brings together those looking to stand up for diverse leadership and gender balance within business schools. Progress is being made to build the pipeline of the next generation of leaders. So let’s accelerate progress, together.

How We Take Action


Engage with your international community of thought leaders and change makers.

Membership is currently open for women Business School Deans and Associate Deans, and faculty. 


Our inclusive global movement encourages everyone to participate in the conversation, dialogue and research.  Whether you can offer new programs, thought leadership, leading webinars or mentoring, there is room and a role for everyone at our table


We invite you to join us for our in-person annual conference that is open to the greater biz-ed community.  We bring together the inspiring speakers and interactive workshops to up level your leadership skills for every stage of your career.

Become a Member

Join a powerful network of academic women leaders blazing the trail to new opportunities, increasing our influence and magnifying our impact.

Select your membership category below.

In WiBE, You will Always have a Seat at the Table.


Join us at our next member only events including peer convenings, monthly workshops, annual conference, future deans meet-ups and huddles.

Don’t Go On Your Leadership Journey Alone


Your global community warmly welcomes You. 

WiBE was launched in summer 2020 and now represents over 200 deans, associate deans and aspiring faculty from 20 different countries.

We can’t wait to meet you!

About the Founder

20 years, 22 countries, almost 100 business schools

Where were the women?

In the last two decades I’ve worked with almost 100 different business schools in twenty two countries. From writing strategic plans, developing new programs to establishing partnerships, I was exposed to almost every aspect of a business school.   Yet everywhere I traveled I discovered the same thing.  We would struggle for gender balance and diversity at every steering committee meeting, conference agenda, or dean’s council.  When I did have the rare opportunity to work with women at the top levels of leadership I very much enjoyed connecting with these trail blazing, brilliant, clever, rock star, courageous leaders!  For years I have wanted to bring these change makers together to build a powerful and cohesive network. With the pandemic hammering universities–and women in particular–I couldn’t wait any longer.  I invite you to join WiBE membership as we build the pipeline of future leaders in business education.

—Lisa Leander, Founder & CEO, Women in Business Education

As Featured In

Women Deans On Leading Through Covid 19

By: Monica Adya, Nicola Kleyn & Lisa Leander

Changing the Personal and Professional Game

By: Lisa Leander

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