Our Story

WIIS was founded in the United States, in 1987, by a group of women holding government and academic positions as a response to the lack of support for women in the male-dominated foreign policy and defense environments. The organization has currently six U.S. chapters and a lot international affiliates. WIIS Italy was born in 2016 in Rome and it also works in Pisa and Milan. The Italian chapter is held by a group of volunteers, who promote the mission and the values of WIIS through the organization of events, seminars and debates.