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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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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

IWF Game Changers - Samar Nassar & Brianna Salvatore Dueck

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To celebrate Mentoring Month in January, we wanted to highlight a relationship that bridges both cultural and geographical barriers. Samar Nassar is a member of IWF Jordan, an Olympic athlete and changemaker for women athletes. She mentors American basketball player Brianna Salvatore Dueck as part of IWF’s elite athlete mentoring program. In this episode, both women discuss sports diplomacy, leadership and growth through their friendship.

 

IWF Game Changers - Samar Nassar & Brianna Salvatore Dueck
IWF Game Changers - Samar Nassar & Brianna Salvatore Dueck

IWF Game Changers - Sonia Brown

 

As President of IWF Bahamas, Sonia Brown helped lead an IWF Intensive program that provided a leadership development experience for members and professional women. For this episode of “IWF Game Changers,” Sonia describes her many other impressive endeavors, including founding her own engineering firm and fighting for climate justice.

 

IWF Game Changers - Sonia Brown
IWF Game Changers - Sonia Brown

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
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