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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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New World, New Rules: The State of Democracy

  Ambassador Roberta Lajous shares her unique perspective on democracy, including:
  • what she perceives as the greatest threat to democracy today
  • what European governments offer their citizens that is particularly useful for women
  • how the world views democracy in the U.S. in light of recent events
  • advancements of women in politics in Mexico, and
  • how the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis inspired her lifelong passion of foreign relations and international affairs.
About the Guest: Roberta Lajous has been the Mexican Ambassador to Spain, Cuba, Austria, and Bolivia, as well as a Representative of Mexico to the UN. She is the former President of IWF Mexico.

 

Amb. Roberta Lajous has been the Mexican Ambassador to Spain, Cuba, Austria, and Bolivia, as well as a Representative of Mexico to the UN. Listen to her perspective on democracy in the latest episode of IWF's Game Changers podcast.
New World, New Rules: The State of Democracy

Motown: Women and the Making of a Music Empire

 

CEO of the Motown Museum, Robin Terry, is keeping the family legacy of Motown alive. For World Music Day, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look into how one of the most beloved music brands around the world came into existence and fostered talent ranging from Diana Ross to Stevie Wonder. She discusses key women involved in making Motown what it is today and what’s next. Robin is a member of IWF Michigan.

 

Motown: Women and the Making of a Music Empire
Motown: Women and the Making of a Music Empire

Share the Dignity – A Critical Idea Remaking the World

 

Rochelle Courtenay has an idea that is remaking the world: making sanitary items accessible to women experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and even young girls in school. In this episode, she shares the importance of removing the stigma around periods, the fight to remove the tampon tax in Australia, and the meaningful impacts that result from providing accessible period products to women around the world.

Rochelle Courtenay is the founder and Managing Director of Share the Dignity and member of IWF Australia. She was also a previous Ideas Remaking the World presenter.

Highlighting the innovators, instigators and disruptors within the IWF community, IWF members are invited to submit a proposal by June 9 for consideration to present at the 2021 Virtual World Leadership Conference, taking place November 4-5, 2021. Learn more about the application process by clicking here.

 

 

Rochelle Courtenay has an idea that is remaking the world: making sanitary items accessible to women experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and even young girls in school. Listen to her story on the latest episode of IWF's Game Changers podcast.
Share the Dignity – A Critical Idea Remaking the World

Singapore’s Covid-19 Success Strategy

 

When it comes to loss of life from Covid-19, Singapore has one of the world’s lowest case fatality rates. With 60,000+ cases of Covid-19 and around 30 deaths, there is much to be learned from Singapore’s healthcare professionals. In this episode, Ivy Ng shares how decisive action from leadership helped control the spread, lessons learned, and how her team is planning for the “new normal” of the future.

 

Guest: Ivy Ng, Group Chief Executive Officer of SingHealth, the largest healthcare group in Singapore, and member of IWF Singapore

 

When it comes to loss of life from Covid-19, Singapore has one of the world’s lowest case fatality rates, with 60,000+ cases of Covid-19 & around 30 deaths. Learn how they did it in the latest Game Changers episode with Ivy Ng, Group CEO of SingHealth.
Singapore’s Covid-19 Success Strategy

Algorithmically Amplified: Combatting Disinformation

 

According to a recent study, false news reports are 70% more likely to be retweeted than factually accurate reports and they reach recipients 6 times faster. In this episode, Willow Bay shares useful tips on how to protect yourself and your organization from disinformation and misinformation. She highlights why people are susceptible to disinformation and the importance of being not only a conscious and critical consumer of content but an ethical creator as well.

Guest: Willow Bay, Dean of the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, member or IWF Southern California

 

Listen to Algorithmically Amplified: Combatting Disinformation featuring Willow Bay on the International Women's Forum podcast, Game Changers
Algorithmically Amplified: Combatting Disinformation

Catalyzing a Strong Black Economic Base - Madeleine Féquière

  Episode 15 of the podcast features IWF Canada member Madeleine Féquière, the Corporate Credit Chief for Domtar. She joins IWF Global board member and Game Changers host Anne Doyle to discuss the importance of creating collective wealth within the Black community, how the killing of George Floyd served as a catalyst for the creation of the Black Opportunity Fund in Canada and tips on how board members can support equity and inclusion throughout the world.

 

Catalyzing a Strong Black Economic Base - Madeleine Féquière
Catalyzing a Strong Black Economic Base - Madeleine Féquière

Game Changers Podcast: Successful Sustainable Investment - Karina Funk

 

Is it possible to make money investing in companies that have a commitment to positively impacting our society and the environment? This week’s guest, Karina Funk, has proven that it is. She believes that sustainable investing is not a special case, it is an imperative. Karina is a partner with Brown Advisory, Chair of their Sustainable Investing and Co-Portfolio Manager of their Large-Cap Sustainable Growth Strategy. Barron's named Karina as one of the 100 most influential women in finance.

In this episode, she shares her perspective on ESG, how her experience in South America impacted her career trajectory, how women in senior leadership roles can influence where money is invested and more.

 

IWF Game Changers: Sustainable Investing Builds a Better Future
Game Changers Podcast: Successful Sustainable Investment - Karina Funk

IWF Game Changers: Witness to Change - Sybil Morial

 

 

From the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s to the most recent Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, we have reached yet another crucial point in the fight for equality and social justice. This episode of the Game Changers podcast features IWF Louisiana Co-Founder Sybil Morial. She is a civil rights activist, educator, community leader, and author of Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment. In this interview she shares her powerful story on life in the Jim Crow South and the efforts she made as a leader to create change.

 

Witness to Change - Sybil Morial
IWF Game Changers: Witness to Change - Sybil Morial

IWF Game Changers: COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply

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The global food supply is under intense pressure from COVID-19, which is affecting nearly every aspect of human life. In this episode of “IWF Game Changers,” we hear from two members on the front lines of global food production and distribution about how this crisis is impacting availability around the world. Karen Caplan is President of IWF Southern California and CEO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce. Karla Chambers is Treasurer of IWF Oregon and co-owns Stahlbush Island Farms.

 

IWF Game Changers: COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply
IWF Game Changers: COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply

IWF Game Changers - Mina Teicher

 

To help celebrate the first International Day of Mathematics, we’re highlighting a leader in mathematics and advocate for girls’ education. IWF Israel member, mathematician, neuroscientist and professor Mina Teicher is the former Chief Scientist for the Israeli government and former Vice President for R&D at Bar Ilan University, among other leading positions. She tells us about being fascinated by numbers at an early age and encouraging women and girls to enter mathematics.

 

IWF Game Changers - Mina Teicher
IWF Game Changers - Mina Teicher
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