Women in Licensing AllianceWomen in Licensing Alliance (WILA)


Advance the growth of women in leadership through education, mentoring and networking opportunities.

WILA will serve as a gathering point for education on the international efforts advancing the skills and leadership of women, and offer international networking and mentorship opportunities. LESI is well positioned to bring women and men together from around the world to share experiences in professional advancement and cultivate a culture of inclusion and support for the advancement of women in licensing.

Upcoming WILA Events

LESI WILA & CEEM Webinar - 17 Nov 2022

Join LESI's Women in Licensing Alliance (WILA) Committee in collaboration with LESI's Chemicals, Environment, Energy, and Materials (CEEM) on 17 November at 10:00am ET.

Four distinguished panelists, who are members of Industrial Advisory Board of CEEM Committee of LESI, will share about their own experiences and career paths on how to become leaders. In addition, they will provide tips and suggestions in achieving the success in career, while balancing work and life.

- Charlotta LjungDahl, Senior Vice President & Global Head of IP, ABB
- Tomoko Miyashita, IP Licensing & Litigation Manager, Showa Denko KK
- Olivia Koentjoro, Director of IP Analytics Center of Excellence, Applied Materials
- Vikran Duangmanee, IP Manager, SCG Chemicals

This event is free to participants.

Register here!

Previous WILA Events

WILA Resource Documents

Inaugural Event

We met in Yokahama for the first WILA gathering.
WILA Launched

Committee Leadership


  • Pamela Cox (LES USA/Canada) [Chair of IP Transactions at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP]


Speaker Series Lead:

  • Fiona Nicolson (LES Britain & Ireland) 

Mentor Program Lead:

  • Candida Caffe (LES Brazil) 

Board Liaison:

  • Junko Sugimura (LESI Vice President) 
Interested in joining this committee?  Fill out our Committee Application Form

PLC WILA photo

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Celebrating International Women's Day 2019
Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay2019 by taking the #BalanceForBetter challenge with @IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago
Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay2019 by taking the #BalanceForBetter challenge with @IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago

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