We are deeply saddened by the passing of our sister Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The powerful leadership and light she shared with the world leaves a lasting legacy that will never be forgotten.
We are excited to announce the opening of registration for IWF’s first ever Virtual World Leadership Conference and Gala, IWF 2020: Leading in a Disrupted World. This is a not to be missed convening designed to provide you with the information you need to lead and accelerate positive change.
Our virtual conference will leverage cutting-edge technology to create engaging discussions and experiences in the comfort of your own home. We have transformed the most beloved elements of our live conferences – Dine-Arounds, Ideas Remaking the World and Behind-the-Scenes – to a virtual format. This format also provides opportunities for live breakout sessions and one-on-one networking.
On this Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2020, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 19th Amendment states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
In this edition of In the Lead, the Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin discusses this important milestone in American history. Her unique perspective stems from serving in leadership positions for five U.S. Presidents, leading the first White House effort to recruit women for high-level government jobs and being listed by TIME Magazine as one of the 50 Women Who Made American Political History.
In her responses below, she expands on successful strategies employed by suffragettes, why few women are in global positions of political and corporate leadership and important actions that young leaders can take to press forward with efforts towards fuller equality.
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.
Next week, billions of us would be tuning in to watch the 32nd Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, cheering on the world’s finest athletes. Instead, due to the novel coronavirus, the Tokyo Games have been postponed to Summer 2021, the first time ever an Olympics has been postponed.