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Confronting the Opioid Crisis

(From left) Journalist and IWF member Andrea Roane moderates a town hall-style session on the opioid crisis, featuring panelists and IWF members Marylou Sudders, Megan Barry and Katherine Fernandez Rundle.

In the fall of 2018, the IWF World Leadership Conference in Miami drew nearly 1,000 women leaders from over 30 nations to discuss topics ranging from the future of the global economy, women in politics, rising seas, and an increasingly deadly crisis: the opioid epidemic.

During the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s National Prevention Week (May 12-18), we want to draw from the content and conversations we had in Miami to bring attention to the opioid epidemic today, and what we can do to increase public awareness of, and action around mental and substance use disorders.

Confronting the Opioid Crisis
Confronting the Opioid Crisis

In the Lead: Christine Heenan

Christine-Heenan-2.jpgChristine Heenan with her children

In honor of Mother’s Day, the latest edition of In the Lead highlights the power of mothers and the importance of access to maternal care. We spoke with Christine Heenan, Women's Forum of New York member and Vice President of Global Policy and Advocacy for The Rockefeller Foundation, about a new Rockefeller campaign that centers on the crisis of maternal mortality, entitled #WithoutMom.

In honor of Mother’s Day, the latest edition of In the Lead highlights the power of mothers and the importance of access to maternal care.
In the Lead: Christine Heenan

IWF Game Changers - 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.

 

Broadcasted from the IWF Cornerstone Conference in Barcelona, Spain, the second episode of “Game Changers” features an important discussion about girls’ access to education.
IWF Game Changers - Shamim Jawad and Totsie Memela

Press Release: International Women’s Forum Convenes Members, Issue Experts in Barcelona for Cornerstone Conference

IWF Convenes Members, Issue Experts in Barcelona for Cornerstone Conference
Press Release: International Women’s Forum Convenes Members, Issue Experts in Barcelona for Cornerstone Conference

IWF Game Changers - 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.

 

IWF Game Changers - Olympic Gold Medalist Donna de Varona
IWF Game Changers - Olympic Gold Medalist Donna de Varona
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