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IWF Town Hall: Mental Health in the Time of a Pandemic

On May 14, we convened a virtual version of our signature Town Hall on a topic that is top of mind for everyone: sustaining emotional and mental health during the current global pandemic. IWF members Dr. Patricia Elder of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Dominique Lanctôt of Canada and “DrD” Dorianne Cara Weil of South Africa provided their counsel and insights.

IWF Town Hall: Mental Health in the Time of a Pandemic
IWF Town Hall: Mental Health in the Time of a Pandemic

Virtual Behind-the-Scenes at the National Gallery, London - A Conversation with Dr. Caroline Campbell

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On Tuesday, May 12, WF UK member Dr. Caroline Campbell, Director of Collections and Research at the National Gallery, London, provided a look at this iconic London institution that has been specially curated for IWF members. She discussed the critical role of museums in a post-pandemic world and how people are using art to cope with quarantine.

Virtual Behind-the-Scenes at the National Gallery, London - A Conversation with Dr. Caroline Campbell
Virtual Behind-the-Scenes at the National Gallery, London - A Conversation with Dr. Caroline Campbell

A Conversation in Cooking - with Mexican Chef Martha Ortiz

On Thursday, May 7, we welcomed IWF Mexico member, international award-winning restauranteur and chef Martha Ortiz for a conversation in cooking and the particular challenges for women chefs. 

Martha owns the restaurants Ella Canta in London and Dulce Patria in Mexico City, named one of Latin America’s Best 50 Restaurants. A proud Mexican, Martha is passionate about introducing true Mexican cuisine and flavors to a global audience. She is currently the Head Chef at Filigrana, a restaurant in Mexico City that showcases Mexico’s cultural heritage and feminine lineage.

On Thursday, May 7, we welcomed IWF Mexico member, international award-winning restauranteur and chef Martha Ortiz for a conversation in cooking and the particular challenges for women chefs.
A Conversation in Cooking - with Mexican Chef Martha Ortiz

IWF Game Changers: COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply

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The global food supply is under intense pressure from COVID-19, which is affecting nearly every aspect of human life. In this episode of “IWF Game Changers,” we hear from two members on the front lines of global food production and distribution about how this crisis is impacting availability around the world. Karen Caplan is President of IWF Southern California and CEO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce. Karla Chambers is Treasurer of IWF Oregon and co-owns Stahlbush Island Farms.

 

IWF Game Changers: COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply
IWF Game Changers: COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply

The Geopolitical Implications of COVID19 with The Hon. Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor

On the 30th of April, we hosted a conversation with The Honourable Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation for South Africa and a founding member of IWF South Africa.

Minister Pandor has been tirelessly advocating for a collaborative global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases continuing to rise in many countries, she will share her perspective on how this pandemic not only impacts South Africa and the African Union, but how it is reshaping the world order. Dr. Pandor is currently leading the charge of repatriating South African citizens who have been stranded around the world as a result of COVID-19.

The Geopolitical Implications of COVID19 with The Hon. Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor
The Geopolitical Implications of COVID19 with The Hon. Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor
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