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In the Lead: The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin on the 19th Amendment Centennial

On this Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2020, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 19th Amendment states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

In this edition of In the Lead, the Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin discusses this important milestone in American history. Her unique perspective stems from serving in leadership positions for five U.S. Presidents, leading the first White House effort to recruit women for high-level government jobs and being listed by TIME Magazine as one of the 50 Women Who Made American Political History.

In her responses below, she expands on successful strategies employed by suffragettes, why few women are in global positions of political and corporate leadership and important actions that young leaders can take to press forward with efforts towards fuller equality.

In the Lead: Barbara Franklin on the 19th Amendment Centennial
In the Lead: The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin on the 19th Amendment Centennial

IWF Game Changers: Witness to Change - Sybil Morial

 

 

From the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s to the most recent Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, we have reached yet another crucial point in the fight for equality and social justice. This episode of the Game Changers podcast features IWF Louisiana Co-Founder Sybil Morial. She is a civil rights activist, educator, community leader, and author of Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment. In this interview she shares her powerful story on life in the Jim Crow South and the efforts she made as a leader to create change.

 

IWF Game Changers: Witness to Change - Sybil Morial
IWF Game Changers: Witness to Change - Sybil Morial

Dreams Disrupted: An Insider’s View to the Cancellation of the 2020 Games

Next week, billions of us would be tuning in to watch the 32nd Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, cheering on the world’s finest athletes. Instead, due to the novel coronavirus, the Tokyo Games have been postponed to Summer 2021, the first time ever an Olympics has been postponed. 

Dreams Disrupted: An Insider’s View to the Cancellation of the 2020 Games
Dreams Disrupted: An Insider’s View to the Cancellation of the 2020 Games

Community Wellness in the Time of Coronavirus: A Conversation with Walmart

COVID-19 has changed how we experience daily life, including how we work and shop. Our next virtual session will discuss how the world’s largest employer, Walmart, with a global workforce of more than 2 million associates and more than 160 million weekly customers, is approaching the constant changes taking place for both workplaces and consumers.

On Thursday, July 16, we welcomed Walmart’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas Van Gilder, who shared his expertise on workplace and community wellness. From expanded sick leave policies to mandatory temperature checks and face masks, Dr. Van Gilder will duscussed how Walmart is helping their employees and customers adapt to a world that has a virus without a vaccine.

Community Wellness in the Time of Coronavirus: A Conversation with Walmart
Community Wellness in the Time of Coronavirus: A Conversation with Walmart

The Path Forward: A Conversation with Dr. Bernice King and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best

On, June 16, we welcomed two extraordinary IWF members for a much-needed conversation. Members were invited to a special virtual event with Dr. Bernice A. King and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best on the critical topic of policing, racism, community and cooperation. Jeanne Meserve, award-winning journalist and former CNN correspondent, will moderate the session.

The Path Forward: A Conversation with Dr. Bernice King and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best
The Path Forward: A Conversation with Dr. Bernice King and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best
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