Special Focus Groups


WIR – Women In Korea

WIR Group

KGCCI’s "Women in Korea" (WIR/우리) group is a cross-industry, cross-national network of female executives under the umbrella of the KGCCI which wants to help Korean females in middle management to unlock their leadership potential and accelerate value-driven leadership with focus on gender, generations and geographics.

KGCCI WIR Group Mentorship Program

The WIR group that has been launched in 2017 is comprised of highly engaged senior executives with a passion to support emerging women leaders leverage their full potential and blaze their own trail in the workplace. In June 2018, WIR launched its mentorship program with the belief that this is a two-way exchange where all participants, regardless of professional background and job titles, gain from shared insight. WIR is aiming to collaborate on the pressing issues facing women leaders in today’s dynamic business environment and problem solve through the mentorship program.

  • 2018: 30 WIR mentorship participants
  • 2019: 72 WIR mentorship participants

WIR Activities

  • WIR Mentorship Program
  • WIR Talks (launched in Summer 2019, supported by Stanton Chase Korea)
  • Partner programs

WIR Mentors:

WIR Core Group

Founding Members steering and supporting the general direction and activities of WIR.

Public Recognition of WIR mentorship

On March 7, 2019, the Core group and mentors of the KGCCI’s WIR group received a certificate of recognition for setting up this program and successfully completing the first generation of mentorship program. The ceremony was held during the German Ambassador’s reception on the occasion of the ‘International Women’s Day 2019’ at the residence of H.E. Stephan Auer, German Ambassador to Korea. H.E. Ambassador Stephan Auer, in the presence of H.E. South Korean Minister of Gender Equality and Family, Ms. Jin Sunmee, handed over the certificates to the core members of the KGCCI’s WIR group as well as the mentors. The award expresses the recognition for the WIR mentorship program and its inspiring and encouraging effect to women in Korea.

  • KGCCI WIR Group Mentors with South Korean Minister of Gender Equality and Family and European Ambassadors to Korea.
  • KGCCI WIR Group Mentees of the first generation with H.E. South Korean Minister of Gender Equality and Family Jin Sun-mee and H.E. Ambassador Stephan Auer

WIR @ KGCCI in the News – Media Highlights

2019/07/02 Maekyung – “International Female Empowerment Spreading in Korea”

2019/05/23 Forbes Magazine Korea – “Why Korean and German female leaders got together”

2019/03/12 Chosun Biz – “KGCCI’s female leadership group WIR awarded for encouraging mentorship program

2018/07/03 News1 – “KGCCI to launch mentorship program to inspire female leadership in Korea”