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The Global Energy Outlook Presented By Chevron

With the change in leadership in the United States, it is a perfect time to discuss the Global Energy Outlook for the coming year. The world needs affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy. The crux of the challenge is finding the right balance without sacrificing any one for another. On November 12 we held a special session, The Global Energy Outlook Presented by Chevron. This candid dialogue focused on how COVID-19 has changed the energy outlook, the realities of the energy transition and new innovations that will change the future of energy and the entrepreneurial opportunities they offer.

The Global Energy Outlook Presented By Chevron
The Global Energy Outlook Presented By Chevron

Helen Rule Named New Board President of International Women’s Forum

First Australian Leader of Global Women’s Leadership Organization

November 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. – The International Women's Forum (IWF) announces Helen Rule as President of the IWF Board of Directors. The appointment of Rule, an expert in developing and implementing organizational re-designs, comes at a time of transition as IWF acts on its revised mission to advance women’s leadership and champion equality worldwide.

Helen Rule is Vice Chairman of the Imatech Group of Companies. Based in Europe with its largest branches in Australia, Imatech is a diversified products, industrial systems and services company. Prior to joining Imatech, Rule served as the Human Resources Director of Industrial Automation Control with Honeywell, Inc. As Director, she was responsible for the organizational re-design of the Industrial Automation business unit from a decentralized entity towards a single-unit covering 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Rule began her journey with IWF in 2000 as a Leadership Fellow, a program offering customized leadership training for female executives on their path to the C-suite. She has served on the IWF Board of Directors for six years, was a founding director of IWF Australia and advised on the development of IWF New Zealand. She stated, “I see three important reasons for being an IWF member: to connect as women, to grow as leaders and to embrace the future by assisting younger women. As President, I will work to sustain the values and sense of belonging that I cherish about IWF.”

Rule joins a Board of exemplary leaders from across the globe:

  • Vice President: Carolyn Carter (USA – New York)
  • Chair of the Audit, Finance Committee: Ana Muñoz (Spain)
  • Reem Abu Hassan (Jordan)
  • Rebecca Barfknecht (USA – Northern California)
  • Shannon Block (USA – Colorado)
  • Adriane Brown (USA – Washington State)
  • Holly Cannon (USA – Washington, DC)
  • Karen Caplan (USA – Southern California)
  • Kathleen Carroll (USA – Chicago)
  • Kimberly Cooper Jaqua (USA – Oregon)
  • Silvia Dávila (Mexico)
  • Dana Morris Dixon (Jamaica)
  • Anne Doyle (USA – Michigan)
  • Julie Goldstein (United Kingdom)
  • Susan Hodkinson (Canada)
  • Ruveni Kelleher (Australia)
  • Nancy Laughton (Canada – British Columbia)
  • Rosel Moxey (Bahamas)
  • Maria Auxiliadora Patiño de Macias (Ecuador)
  • Elisabeth Ourliac (France)
  • Sandy Stash (Canada, Ghana and United Kingdom)
  • Alison Taunton-Rigby (USA – Massachusetts)

“As someone who has a deep history with our organization, I know Helen is best suited to thoughtfully lead our community of global leaders during these unprecedented times,” said Stephanie Mathews O’Keefe, IWF’s CEO. “I am looking forward to working with her as we advance women’s leadership and champion equality worldwide.”

At International Women’s Forum, we are committed to advancing women’s leadership globally and locally. We champion equality worldwide. IWF has more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 32 nations on six continents as members. We answer high-achieving women leaders’ need for a community of diverse thinkers. We are shaping a future in which leadership has no gender and the next generation is inspired and equipped to transform the world. And we won’t stop until we get there.

For more information on IWF, visit and follow @IWFGlobal on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Helen Rule Named New Board President of International Women’s Forum
Helen Rule Named New Board President of International Women’s Forum

IWF Michigan - November Newsletter

IWF Michigan - November Newsletter
IWF Michigan - November Newsletter

IWF Remembers South Africa Member Vuyokazi Felicity Mahlati

The IWF community mourns the passing of IWF South Africa member Dr Vuyokazi Mahlati, a champion for equality, an entrepreneur, mentor and inspiration to many.

Dr Vuyo Mahlati was passionate about women’s issues and leadership development. IWF South Africa was founded 19 years ago when its patron, Mrs Zanele Mbeki, together with a group of women leaders, set up a South African chapter of the IWF. Vuyo was determined to work with her forum sisters to make it a success, remaining true to the forum’s mission throughout her life. She was an inspiring and unifying force, and her impact on the forum will be felt for years to come.

IWF Remembers South Africa Member Vuyokazi Felicity Mahlati
IWF Remembers South Africa Member Vuyokazi Felicity Mahlati

Special Interest Group: Philanthropy

The special interest groups have developed into a time for IWF members to hear and learn from fellow members, and engage in an enriching dialogue focused on a specific sector. We are excited to continue the special interest groups in the virtual space.

On Wednesday, September 30 we joined the Special Interest Group: Philanthropy for a discussion with La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. La June will talked about leadership, racial healing and how women’s leadership can change the world in this moment. 

Special Interest Group: Philanthropy
Special Interest Group: Philanthropy
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