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Earlier this month, we commemorated International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9), which shines a light on the unique indigenous cultures and languages around the globe. To help celebrate, we are highlighting the work of indigenous activist Melanie Goodchild. Melanie is a Senior Indigenous Research Fellow, Ambassador and Suncor Fellow at the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, founder of Turtle Island Institute, and an IWF Fellow alumna. She is a member of the Anishinaabe community, and utilizes that background to inform her research around sustainability and systems thinking.
At the IWF World Leadership Conference in Toronto, Melanie will speak on a panel about entrepreneurship, economic development and social innovation. Here, we asked her about using indigenous knowledge to combat climate change, how the IWF Fellows Program influenced her professional journey, and what it takes to join a group called the Iron Butt Association.Read more
For this month's In The Lead, we sat down with IWF member, WABN alumna, @UNICEFCanada ambassador, and current Head of Women's Football at @Concacaf @karinaleblanc.Read more
For the latest edition of In the Lead, we sat down with IWF Southern California member and renowned Human Rights Attorney, Gloria Allred. Ms. Allred joined us in Miami, Florida for the 2018 World Leadership Conference where she took part in the closing luncheon session, The Persister: Relentless & Creative.Read more
For the latest edition of In the Lead, we had a conversation with Bernice Steinbaum, an iconic gallerist, curator, and a self-described “survivor of the art world.”Read more