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Forbes Article Highlights Fellows Program

“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…”

Forbes, “Building Real Relationships To Empower Female Leaders.”

Forbes Article Highlights Fellows Program
Forbes Article Highlights Fellows Program

IWF Announces 26th Class of Fellows

WASHINGTON, D.C. – [September 17, 2019] –The International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership Foundation has announced its 2019-2020 Fellows Class, featuring 38 top-performing women leaders from 11 countries.

Each year, the IWF Leadership Foundation selects a group of diverse and accomplished women from a competitive applicant pool to partake in the Fellows Program, a year-long, intensive leadership development experience. For over 25 years, more than 500 women have benefited from this robust and transformative experience.

IWF Announces 26th Class of Fellows
IWF Announces 26th Class of Fellows

IWF Game Changers - Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta

 

The IWF game-changer featured this month has worked in science and space for nearly 30 years. Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta is a member of IWF France and the Chief Diversity Officer for the European Space Agency. She proposes initiatives that enhance ESA’s diversity, striving to ensure that inclusiveness is part of its practices. Here, she talks about learning chemical compounds as a child and why she believes studying science gives you super powers.

 

IWF Game Changers - Ersilia Scarpetta
IWF Game Changers - Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta

In the Lead: Melanie Goodchild

Photo by Alisha Townsend/Grand Magazine

Earlier this month, we commemorated International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9), which shines a light on the unique indigenous cultures and languages around the globe. To help celebrate, we are highlighting the work of indigenous activist Melanie Goodchild. Melanie is a Senior Indigenous Research Fellow, Ambassador and Suncor Fellow at the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, founder of Turtle Island Institute, and an IWF Fellow alumna. She is a member of the Anishinaabe community, and utilizes that background to inform her research around sustainability and systems thinking.

At the IWF World Leadership Conference in Toronto, Melanie will speak on a panel about entrepreneurship, economic development and social innovation. Here, we asked her about using indigenous knowledge to combat climate change, how the IWF Fellows Program influenced her professional journey, and what it takes to join a group called the Iron Butt Association.

For this edition of In the Lead, we sat down with IWF member, and indigenous activist, Melanie Goodchild.
In the Lead: Melanie Goodchild

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
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