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In the Lead: Reflecting On 45 Years

Above, IWF founders Muriel Fox (left) and Eleanor Holmes Norton
are honored at the 2019 Elly Awards in New York City.

For this edition of In the Lead, we’re looking back at the people and stories that converged to create the International Women’s Forum 45 years ago. In the following video, Women’s Forum of New York founder Muriel Fox provides an oral history of the organization, including her relationship with fellow founder Elly Guggenheimer, her own professional journey and her role in the larger women’s movement.

In the Lead: Reflecting On 45 Years
In the Lead: Reflecting On 45 Years

IWF Remembers IWF South Africa Member Veronica Devine

The IWF community mourns the passing of IWF South Africa member Veronica Devine, a champion for equality, entrepreneur, mentor and inspiration to many. Veronica was passionate about women’s issues and leadership development. As a young female professional who faced sexism, she became her own boss and thrived as an entrepreneur. She founded Justine Cosmetics in 1973, which became a household name. Through its direct selling concept, Justine Cosmetics developed, educated and assisted women to become financially independent. Justine was eventually acquired by Avon Cosmetics Inc.

IWF Remembers IWF South Africa Member Veronica Devine
IWF Remembers IWF South Africa Member Veronica Devine

IWF Louisiana Member Maura Donahue Selected as U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board Chair

U.S. Chamber Elects Business Leader Maura Donahue Board Chair”

- U.S. Chamber of Commerce press release (read full article)

IWF Louisiana Member Maura Donahue Selected as U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board Chair
IWF Louisiana Member Maura Donahue Selected as U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board Chair

IWF Game Changers - 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.

 

IWF Game Changers - Major General Linda Singh
IWF Game Changers - Major General Linda Singh

IWF France Hosts Gender Equality Conference

On June 20, 2019, IWF France hosted the first-ever Gender Equality Conference that took place in Paris. Attended by over 900 participants, the first edition of this event brought together corporate leaders and decision-makers to explore issues of equality in the business world. The main goal of the conference was to share best practices and generate a collective awareness of gender disparities that must be addressed and remedied. By facilitating this event, IWF France promoted mobilization around the need for gender equality. 

IWF France Host Gender Equity Conference
IWF France Hosts Gender Equality Conference
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