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The Importance of the Fellows Program - An Interview with Kathy Checchi and Terza Lima-Neves

IWF has officially opened its application for the 2021-2022 Fellows Program; submissions are due June 1.

Each year, IWF invests in making women stronger, smarter and more influential through its Fellows Program, a year-long, intensive leadership development experience. Since the program was established in 1994, IWF annually convenes approximately 35 Fellows from around the world for a total of 20 days. Featuring academic partnerships with Harvard Business School and INSEAD, the program offers world-class leadership training and mentoring for high-achieving women leaders on their path to the C-suite.

Funding for the Fellows Program is provided by the nominating organization or IWF Forum (or a combination thereof) and self-pay; the Foundation also provides partial/full scholarship funding, if available.

Below is an interview featuring former Board Director, Kathy Checchi, about the importance of the Fellows Program and her endowed scholarship fund. The Fellow that Kathy is supporting this year, Terza Lima-Neves, Professor of Political Science at Johnson C. Smith University, joins us as well.

If you believe we should target an organization in your community, or you know a woman leader that should be a Fellow, please contact Jessa Cooke at [email protected] She can also answer questions on how your Forum might engage in this opportunity or how you can endow a Fellows Program scholarship.

Kathy Checchi

Former Board Director and Fellows Program Mentor

 

Terza Lima-Neves

Professor of Political Science at Johnson C. Smith University

The Importance of the Fellows Program - An Interview with former Board Director, Kathy Checchi
The Importance of the Fellows Program - An Interview with Kathy Checchi and Terza Lima-Neves

The COVID-19 Vaccine: How the Race Was Won and What Comes Next

One year later, COVID-19 remains front and center in our lives. It continues to impact the ways we work and live and is still the center of conversation amongst our friends, families, colleagues, the media and our elected officials. Six months ago, Susan Silbermann participated in an IWF session where she shared how Pfizer was responding and what she had learned as the leader of the company’s Global COVID-19 Task Force. Now with a vaccine launched, Susan will join us again to reflect on where we are now, how we got here and where we are going with COVID vaccines.

On Wednesday, February 3, we held a special session - The COVID-19 Vaccine – How the Race Was Won and What Comes Next. Please see the recording below. 

The COVID-19 Vaccine: How the Race Was Won and What Comes Next
The COVID-19 Vaccine: How the Race Was Won and What Comes Next

3 Things You Need to Know About Electric Vehicles

Deborah Wahl, Chief Marketing Officer at General Motors, shares 3 things you need to know about electric vehicles. She highlights the research and findings from GM’s Battery Innovation Lab and Manufacturing Technology Center, emphasizing the extraordinary distances electric vehicles can sustain, removing charging barriers and EV’s surprising rate of acceleration:

3 Things You Need to Know About Electric Vehicles
3 Things You Need to Know About Electric Vehicles

Game Changers Podcast: Successful Sustainable Investment with Karina Funk

 

Is it possible to make money investing in companies that have a commitment to positively impacting our society and the environment? This week’s guest, Karina Funk, has proven that it is. Karina is a partner with Brown Advisory, Chair of their Sustainable Investing and Co-Portfolio Manager of their Large-Cap Sustainable Growth Strategy. Barron's named Karina as one of the 100 most influential women in finance.

In this episode, she shares her perspective on ESG, how her experience in South America impacted her career trajectory, how women in senior leadership roles can influence where money is invested and more.

 

Game Changers Podcast: Sustainable Investing with Karina Funk
Game Changers Podcast: Successful Sustainable Investment with Karina Funk

International Women’s Forum and Leadership Foundation Announce Merger

Combined Organization Creates a Powerful Force for Women Leaders

Washington, D.C. –On January 1, 2021, the International Women’s Forum (IWF) will officially merge with its long time supporting organization, the Leadership Foundation (LF), which accelerates the careers of the next generation of women in leadership. This historic union brings the two highly complementary organizations together to form a single 501(c)3, operating under the name International Women’s Forum.

International Women’s Forum and Leadership Foundation Announce Merger
International Women’s Forum and Leadership Foundation Announce Merger
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