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IWF Game Changers is a monthly conversation with some of the trailblazing members of the International Women’s Forum. These women are policymakers, executives, pioneers and instigators of change. And in the studio, they’re sharing stories of lessons learned and insights gained from their journeys. Anne Doyle, president of IWF Michigan and podcast host, welcomes each guest to talk about their life in leadership. Listen to past episodes of IWF Game Changers below

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IWF Game Changers - Jill Castilla

 

To help celebrate women in small business in October, we talked to a game-changer in community banking. This episode of “IWF Game Changers” features a fascinating conversation with IWF Oklahoma member Jill Castilla, the President and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond and an “Innovative CEO in Banking” according to Bank Innovation. Throughout her career, she has brought small-business banking into the 21st century, meeting customers where they are and using social media to increase accessibility.

 

IWF Game Changers - Jill Castilla
IWF Game Changers - Jill Castilla

IWF Game Changers - Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta

 

The IWF game-changer featured this month has worked in science and space for nearly 30 years. Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta is a member of IWF France and the Chief Diversity Officer for the European Space Agency. She proposes initiatives that enhance ESA’s diversity, striving to ensure that inclusiveness is part of its practices. Here, she talks about learning chemical compounds as a child and why she believes studying science gives you super powers.

 

IWF Game Changers - Major General Linda Singh
IWF Game Changers - Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta

Major General Linda Singh

 

This episode of "IWF Game Changers" features a conversation with Fellows alumnae and IWF D.C. member Major General Linda Singh. Linda is the first African American and first woman to hold the role of adjutant general for the Maryland National Guard. She made news earlier this year when her leadership team became the first all-female National Guard command staff in the United States.

 

Linda Singh
Major General Linda Singh

Shamim Jawad and Totsie Memela

 

Broadcasted from the IWF Cornerstone Conference in Barcelona, Spain, the second episode of “Game Changers” features an important discussion about girls’ access to education. Two panelists and IWF members – Shamim Jawad and Totsie Memela – discuss their personal ties to the cause and how society can address the lack of girls in school.

 

IWF Game Changers - Shamim Jawad and Totsie Memela
Shamim Jawad and Totsie Memela

Olympic Gold Medalist Donna de Varona

 

In the inaugural episode of IWF Game Changers, IWF Michigan President and host Anne Doyle sits down with Donna de Varona, named by Sports Illustrated as one of the greatest female athletes of the 20th century. Outside of her storied swimming and sports broadcasting career, Donna has been a fierce supporter of women in sports, becoming the co-founder and first president of the Women’s Sports Foundation.

 

Olympic Gold Medalist Donna de Varona
Olympic Gold Medalist Donna de Varona
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