WiBE Faculty launches August 10, 2021








WiBE Faculty is for women in academia looking to launch their career and research to the next level in a global community

Membership in WiBE Faculty brings together women leaders in business schools from around the globe to connect on issues that matter.

Current Associate, Assistant, full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty are encouraged to join the waitlist.

As a member of WiBE Faculty you will have the opportunity to:

Lead With Intention

Be in the driver’s seat to disrupt the status quo to the “same old same old” leadership in business education.

Stand Out From the Crowd

Use the WiBE platform to highlight your work, successes and potential at a global scale in our newsletters and social media.  

Meet Your Peers

Build deep and enduring connections with women just like you, in discussion groups that meet monthly all year long.

Access Global Education

Virtual, live and pre-recorded workshops and resources tailored specifically for women academics.

What is next for you?

From shuttered campuses, Zoom burnout, cancelled programs to disappointed students, faculty are balancing more than they ever have before.  Don’t put your career goals on hold.  In WiBE Faculty you will always know that we are here so we can get you there.

What Our Founding Deans are Saying on Social Media

WiBE Deans launched in September, representing business schools located across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa.  In spring 2021 we will be offering a membership community to women faculty.  Come find out what it is all about!

Membership Time Commitment

WiBE is your place to fill your bucket with inspiration, connection and thought leadership.  We focus on convenience, flexibility and connection in all that we do.


We arrange everything.  Simply show up and enjoy.

Membership in WiBE Faculty includes a monthly one hour peer group convening by Zoom where we discuss a different issue that is top of mind for advanced women leaders.  This session repeats twice in one day (am and pm) so you can select the most convenient time for your schedule.


Doesn’t fit your schedule? Last minute meeting?  No problem.

Ninety minute workshops are offered every month on practical topics.  No preparation is needed, come as you are. Doesn’t fit into your schedule?  All workshops are recorded and available on our private website that you can access anytime.  Workshops are tailored to women academic leaders and led by expert facilitars


One day we’ll offer in-person events.  Until then, we’ll connect virtually!

WiBE Members can connect in our private discussion forum witih WiBE Deans & Associate on our mobile app where we post updates, member celebrations and introductions.  Network at a time that is convenient to you.  Our newsletter curates the news, research and member updates you need to know about the movement delivered to your inbox.

Member Benefits

  • WiBE Faculty Global Virtual Convenings
  • Monthly Live Workshops tailored to future academic leaders
  • Member Huddles (small groups) on topics of interest
  • Library of recorded workshops
  • Private jobs board for posting and searching
  • Online Community Discussion Forum & Mobile App
  • One registration to WiBE Momentum Virtual Summit
  • Monthly bulletin with member highlights

Monthly Global Convenings

WiBE Associate meet monthly in peer groups of 6-8 of their peers for discussions on issues that are top of mind. 

Recent topics include:

  • Piecing together your institutional strategy in a puzzling world
  • Shifting your strategic mindset for a changing world
  • Activating Your Advisory Board

Virtual Workshops

Participate in interactive workshops led by experts on variety of topics.  Additional resources and recordings are always available in the library.  Workshop topics have included:

  • Helping Your Team Thrive in Uncertain Times

  • Business as (Un)usual: Creative Problem Solving

  • Your. Next. Big. Thing. Taking a Leap in Business Academia.


Online Community Forum & Mobile app

Chat in our private community

Ask a question, respond to a post or follow our weekly hot topic.  Each member level has their own closed private discussion forums along with open forums to the full membership.

Jobs Board

Looking to hire?  Post a position to all of our membership.  

Or browse our listings for your next opportunity.  Staff post new positions weekly.

Virtual Summit

WiBE Faculty members receive a complimentary registration to our Virtual Summit this Fall 2021.

Three days of engaging keynote speakers, panels, networking sessions on all things women in business education.  Members have access to all recorded sessions in our library.

Join the Waitlist for updates, events and when we launch!

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