WOW policy and general management are the responsibility of a Steering Committee made up of representatives from all the member groups.

On an annual basis, the Steering Committee democratically elects a Leadership Circle.  WOW's current Leadership Circle includes: Alicja Baranowska (Belgium/Poland), Pat Brown (United Kingdom), Kathy Gibbons Schuck (USA), Colm Holmes (Ireland), and Kate McElwee (Italy/USA).