International Women Leaders

We are a church that believes Jesus is God’s “Yes” to us. Our lives can be a “Yes” to others.

Today, women represent 70 percent of the world’s population living in poverty and are often underserved by a lack of access to education and training.  

The ELCA believes the time has come for a strong, strategic emphasis on supporting and empowering international women leaders in the life and development of the church and society.

Through the International Women Leaders program, we are boldly investing in established and emerging women leaders from our global companion churches. Your gifts will help support the education of 200 additional international women through educational seminars, south-to-south exchanges, in-country study programs, and degree programs at ELCA colleges and universities.

Through your gift, you are investing in the future of women leaders, our companion churches, educational institutions and entire communities.

Join us in God’s amazing work. Help us expand opportunities for women across the globe as we strive for a church – and society – built on true gender equity.

Learn more about the International Leaders program.

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Make check payable to “ELCA" and note "International Women Leaders” on the memo line. 

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

International Women's Day Video

International Women's Day Video
Celebrate International Women's Day by sharing this new video message from IWL scholars with your congregation.