On, June 16, we welcomed two extraordinary IWF members for a much-needed conversation. Members were invited to a special virtual event with Dr. Bernice A. King and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best on the critical topic of policing, racism, community and cooperation. Jeanne Meserve, award-winning journalist and former CNN correspondent, will moderate the session.
On June 11, well-being expert Dr. Lucy Hone shared her strategies to cope and the skills to develop true resilience. A founding member of IWF New Zealand, Dr. Hone shared her “real-time resilience” wisdom, including academic insights about the definition of resilience, as well as evidence-based and practical insights to support us through these challenging times.
Dear IWF Sisters,
A core element of IWF’s mission and purpose is to champion equality worldwide. As such, the murder of George Floyd and the images of anguished protests and violence over the past week have been disheartening and distressing for all of us. As leaders, we know it is our responsibility to speak out and act – it is the only way change can happen.
COVID-19 has brought unmeasured consequences around the world, affecting everyone from personal loss and isolation to societies in lockdown and economic destruction. With treatments and vaccines to prevent the disease being pursued at warp speed, how and when can we reclaim our lives? Will a vaccine or treatment be available soon? And how can we motivate and lead while we are waiting for the world to go back to normal?
On Thursday, May 28, we had a candid conversation with Women’s Forum of New York member Susan Silbermann of Pfizer, a global pharma leader who has stepped up in the fight against this disease. As the current President of Emerging Markets and leader of Pfizer’s Global COVID-19 Task Force, Susan is uniquely qualified to give us an inside and global perspective.
One of the things that provides respite and relaxation at any time, but even more importantly now, is the pursuit of creative endeavors. Our latest event in our virtual, London-inspired programming will make you think about the creative process in a totally new way.
On May 26, we welcomed Kia Utzon-Frank and Raffaella Baruzzo, in conversation with IWF UK member and London conference co-chair Marty Wikstrom. Kia and Raffaella are business partners with BRIK chocolates, headquartered in London. These fascinating and dynamic women kickstarted a wonderful conversation about creativity, the creative process and how to use procrastination to your advantage.