The 2006 launch of WISE represented an important turning point in the history of Muslim women’s activism and movement-building. It helped to inaugurate the WISE program as a leader in the global movement to improve the status of Muslim women.
Building upon the excitement generated by the 2006 WISE conference and launch, WISE held its second international conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
"Muslim Women Leaders at the Frontlines of Change,” was held in Istanbul, Turkey from October 14-17, 2011. The Conference specifically focused on religious & spiritual, political and business & civic leadership, and highlighted how Muslim women are shattering stereotypes by playing significant roles as key leaders in these areas.