German Reunification Day (or German Unity Day) is a significant holiday to the German people. After World War II, Germany was divided into East and West Germany for almost half a century. On October 3, 1990, both sides were officially reunified into one country.
To help commemorate this important day, we spoke with H.E. Emily Haber, the Ambassador of Germany to the United States and a new member of IWF Washington, D.C. Ambassador Haber is a career foreign service officer who has worked on security and migration at the height of the refugee crisis in Europe. In this capacity, she worked closely with the United States on issues from the fight against terrorism to global cyberattacks and cybersecurity.
For this edition of In the Lead, Ambassador Haber told us about becoming a new member of the IWF community, what German Reunification Day means to Germans and what she thinks women bring to the field of diplomacy.
IWF was pleased to bring its IWF Intensive program to the Bahamas in mid-September. Partnering with IWF Bahamas, IWF crafted a leadership development experience for members and professional women across sectors and backgrounds. This year’s event was hosted at a critical time for the participants as the Bahamas recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian on its northern islands.
IWF Hong Kong member and 2019 WWMD honoree Katharina Zellweger (in black) poses with female cataract patients in North Korea.
For this edition of In the Lead, we are delighted to feature one of the extraordinary Women Who Make a Difference honorees who will be celebrated at our International Hall of Fame Awards Gala in Toronto on November 15. IWF Hong Kong member Katharina Zellweger manages KorAid Limited, a Hong Kong-based NGO she established in 2015 that serves children in institutions and the disabled in North Korea and China.
“As their fellowship with the International Women’s Forum (IWF) draws to a close, Helena de Oliveira, former Head of Procurement Americas with Bombardier and Ève Laurier, General Manager at Edelman Montreal are confident that they have created a life-long bond with the 34 other female fellows…”