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I am delighted to welcome you to the IWF Community Corner. This special webpage is a virtual hub of resources, articles and programming that will help the IWF community lead through this tumultuous time. From uplifting member stories to informative conference sessions, to ways to connect with one another, there is something for everyone. We will continue to update this page and keep you informed of new content.

During this particularly challenging time, we hope that these resources are helpful and provide information, inspiration and insight.

Stay well,


Deborah Shannon Trudeau






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Continuing to Connect

View our extensive range of digital content, including selections from our Game Changers podcast, In the Lead series, sessions from previous conference sessions.


This is a private discussion platform where you can connect with IWF Forum Members from across the globe to share news, ask questions, exchange and learn.


Tools and tips for connecting with our IWF community through digital platforms.




 A selection of the latest stories, events, op-ed, videos and more. We will continue to update this content regularly.





A Conversation with TIME’S UP UK
IWF Town Hall: Mental Health in the Time of a Pandemic


Virtual Tour of London Opening Reception Venue

On May 21, we welcomed TIME’S UP UK Chair Dame Heather Rabbatts in conversation with the UK’s leading Intimacy Coordinator Ita O’Brien and celebrated Actor/Producer Ruth Wilson. These three prominent figures in the UK movement talked about the changes they are seeking to implement, how to navigate the fine line between personal and professional, and what they are doing to aid those who frequently find themselves vulnerable and exploited – both in the film industry and more globally.


On May 14, we convened a virtual version of our signature Town Hall on a topic that is top of mind for everyone: sustaining emotional and mental health during the current global pandemic. IWF members Dr. Patricia Elder of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Dominique Lanctôt of Canada and “DrD” Dorianne Cara Weil of South Africa provided their counsel and insights.


On the 13th of May, IWF members from around the world would have gathered at Southwark Cathedral for  the Opening Reception of our Cornerstone Conference in London. While we are unable to physically be together, the doors to this stunning and historically significant venue are being opened to you virtually. 









Virtual Behind-the-Scenes at the National Gallery, London: A Conversation with Dr. Caroline Campbell


A Conversation in Cooking with Mexican Chef Martha Ortiz


The Geopolitical Implications of COVID19 with The Hon. Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor

On Tuesday, May 12, WF UK member Dr. Caroline Campbell, Director of Collections and Research at the National Gallery, London, provided a look at this iconic London institution that has been specially curated for IWF members. 


On Thursday, we welcomed IWF Mexico member, international award-winning restauranteur and chef Martha Ortiz for a conversation in cooking and the particular challenges for women chefs.   

As we continue our weekly care packages of exclusive virtual programming, we are extremely pleased to share our conversation with the Honourable Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor on the geopolitical implications of COVID19. 







A Conversation with Kathy Sullivan, Astronaut and the Most Vertical Girl in the World


Mindfulness in the Time of a Pandemic with Dr. Ellen J. Langer


COVID-19 Briefing with IWF Member The Hon. Donna Shalala
 Just in time to celebrate both Earth Day and the Hubble Space Telescope's 30th anniversary, our conversation with Kathy reviewed the transformative power of satellite imagery and the importance of the Hubble Telescope for everything from global defense to economic activity.    

On April 16, IWF hosted Massachusetts Women's Forum member and Mother of Mindfulness, Dr. Ellen J. Langer, for a virtual presentation on the prevalence of mindlessness and how it creates limits of our own making for our health and well being. 


Our virtual COVID-19 briefing with IWF member and U.S. Congresswoman Donna Shalala, took place on Thursday, April 9. Donna provided an up-to-the-minute insider’s perspective on the global COVID-19 pandemic, including what the world can expect in the weeks and months ahead. 








Breathe It All In


Coronavirus - Crisis and Opportunity



Presented as a live event on the @IWFGlobal Instagram page, our first online session took place on Thursday, April 2. Titled “Breathe It All In,” breathing expert Richie Bostock took participants through a complete, 45-minute Breathwork session.


We're sharing a timely piece written by Clinical Psychologist and IWF South Africa member "DrD" Dorianne Weil.





View our range of digital content, including selections from our Ideas Remaking the World videos, an all-female sketch comedy troupe from Toronto, recorded plenary sessions from Toronto and Barcelona, plus our ongoing In the Lead and Game Changers series.





Ideas Remaking the World


Women Fully Clothed
IWF Cornerstone & World Leadership Conference Recorded Sessions

IWF members from around the world take center stage to introduce their cutting-edge concepts for building a better and more prosperous world. 


The all female sketch comedy troupe includes legendary comic actors Jayne Eastwood, Robin Duke, Kathryn Greenwood and Teresa Pavlinek.   A selection of recorded sessions from the 2019 World Leadership Conference in Toronto and the 2019 Cornerstone Conference in Barcelona.



In the Lead


IWF Podcast: Game Changers

In the Lead provides a unique window into the lives of IWF members and other impressive women who are leading in their fields around the world. 


IWF Game Changers is a monthly conversation with some of the trailblazing members of the International Women’s Forum.



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