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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.


In the Lead: Fatma Samoura

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As the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off this month, the latest edition of In the Lead features a conversation with one of sports’ most powerful people: FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura. While in Barcelona to speak at our 2019 Cornerstone Conference, Samoura talked to us about why she decided to take the role at FIFA, what she's changing to make football a powerful force for good, and how a new slogan – #DareToShine – will help take the women’s game to a new level.

In the Lead: Fatma Samoura
In the Lead: Fatma Samoura

In the Lead: Christine Heenan

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In honor of Mother’s Day, the latest edition of In the Lead highlights the power of mothers and the importance of access to maternal care. We spoke with Christine Heenan, Women's Forum of New York member and Vice President of Global Policy and Advocacy for The Rockefeller Foundation, about a new Rockefeller campaign that centers on the crisis of maternal mortality, entitled #WithoutMom.

In the Lead: Christine Heenan
In the Lead: Christine Heenan

In the Lead: IWF Idaho Member Peggy Elliott Goldwyn

Archival photos of IWF Idaho member Peggy Elliott Goldwyn during her days as a comedy writer.
 

During the 2019 IWF World Leadership Conference in Toronto, we welcomed three hilarious women for a plenary session about women in comedy. Allana Harkin, Tumi Morake and Saskia Schuster discussed their journeys and insight on today’s entertainment industry.

To expand on this important conversation, we wanted to hear from an IWF member who has experience in the worlds of comedy and entertainment. IWF Idaho member Peggy Elliott Goldwyn began her career writing, directing and producing documentaries for syndicated television. She wrote television comedies for many years, including "That Girl," "The Odd Couple" and "Happy Days," as well as television movies and motion pictures. Today, she’s a novelist, activist and fierce woman’s advocate.

Below, Peggy describes what it was like being the only woman in the writer’s room at 23 years old, how social media is changing access to new audiences, and the trick to making comedy approachable today.

In the Lead: IWF Idaho Member Peggy Elliott Goldwyn
In the Lead: IWF Idaho Member Peggy Elliott Goldwyn

In the Lead: Karina LeBlanc

For this month's In The Lead, we sat down with IWF member, WABN alumna, @UNICEFCanada ambassador, and current Head of Women's Football at @Concacaf @karinaleblanc.

In the Lead: Karina LeBlanc
In the Lead: Karina LeBlanc

In the Lead: Gloria Allred

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For the latest edition of In the Lead, we sat down with IWF Southern California member and renowned Human Rights Attorney, Gloria Allred. Ms. Allred joined us in Miami, Florida for the 2018 World Leadership Conference where she took part in the closing luncheon session, The Persister: Relentless & Creative.

In the Lead: Gloria Allred
In the Lead: Gloria Allred

In the Lead: Bernice Steinbaum

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For the latest edition of In the Lead, we had a conversation with Bernice Steinbaum, an iconic gallerist, curator, and a self-described “survivor of the art world.”

For the latest edition of In the Lead, we had a conversation with Bernice Steinbaum, an iconic gallerist, curator, and a self-described “survivor of the art world.”
In the Lead: Bernice Steinbaum
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