IWF was pleased to bring its IWF Intensive program to the Bahamas in mid-September. Partnering with IWF Bahamas, IWF crafted a leadership development experience for members and professional women across sectors and backgrounds. This year’s event was hosted at a critical time for the participants as the Bahamas recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian on its northern islands.
IWF Hong Kong member and 2019 WWMD honoree Katharina Zellweger (in black) poses with female cataract patients in North Korea.
For this edition of In the Lead, we are delighted to feature one of the extraordinary Women Who Make a Difference honorees who will be celebrated at our International Hall of Fame Awards Gala in Toronto on November 15. IWF Hong Kong member Katharina Zellweger manages KorAid Limited, a Hong Kong-based NGO she established in 2015 that serves children in institutions and the disabled in North Korea and China.
“As their fellowship with the International Women’s Forum (IWF) draws to a close, Helena de Oliveira, former Head of Procurement Americas with Bombardier and Ève Laurier, General Manager at Edelman Montreal are confident that they have created a life-long bond with the 34 other female fellows…”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – [September 17, 2019] –The International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership Foundation has announced its 2019-2020 Fellows Class, featuring 38 top-performing women leaders from 11 countries.
Each year, the IWF Leadership Foundation selects a group of diverse and accomplished women from a competitive applicant pool to partake in the Fellows Program, a year-long, intensive leadership development experience. For over 25 years, more than 500 women have benefited from this robust and transformative experience.
The IWF game-changer featured this month has worked in science and space for nearly 30 years. Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta is a member of IWF France and the Chief Diversity Officer for the European Space Agency. She proposes initiatives that enhance ESA’s diversity, striving to ensure that inclusiveness is part of its practices. Here, she talks about learning chemical compounds as a child and why she believes studying science gives you super powers.