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The Power of Creativity with Kia Utzon-Frank and Raffaella Baruzzo

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.

The Power of Creativity with Kia Utzon-Frank and Raffaella Baruzzo
The Power of Creativity with Kia Utzon-Frank and Raffaella Baruzzo

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
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