To celebrate Mentoring Month in January, we wanted to highlight a relationship that bridges both cultural and geographical barriers. Samar Nassar is a member of IWF Jordan, an Olympic athlete and changemaker for women athletes. She mentors American basketball player Brianna Salvatore Dueck as part of IWF’s elite athlete mentoring program. In this episode, both women discuss sports diplomacy, leadership and growth through their friendship.
As President of IWF Bahamas, Sonia Brown helped lead an IWF Intensive program that provided a leadership development experience for members and professional women. For this episode of “IWF Game Changers,” Sonia describes her many other impressive endeavors, including founding her own engineering firm and fighting for climate justice.
To help commemorate Women in Small Business Month, we’re talking to a game changer in community banking. This episode of “IWF Game Changers” features an enriching conversation with IWF Oklahoma member Jill Castilla, the President and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond and an “Innovative CEO of the Year” according to American Banker magazine. Throughout her career, she has brought small business banking into the 21st century, using social media to increase accessibility and meeting customers where they are.
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 the its practices. Here, she talks about learning chemical compounds as a child and why she believes studying science gives you super powers.
The latest episode of “IWF Game Changers” features a compelling discussion about service, sacrifice and leadership. Fellows alumnae and IWF D.C. member Major General Linda Singh made news earlier this year when her leadership team became the nation’s first all-female National Guard command staff. Linda’s journey, her experience and the advice she has for younger leaders are sure to inspire.
Broadcasting from the IWF Cornerstone Conference in Barcelona, Spain, the second episode of “Game Changers” features an important discussion about girls’ access to education. Two panelists and IWF members – Shamim Jawad and Totsie Memela – discuss their personal ties to the cause and how society can address the lack of girls in school.
In the inaugural episode of IWF Game Changers, IWF Michigan President and host Anne Doyle sits down with Donna de Varona, named by Sports Illustrated as one of the greatest female athletes of the 20th century. Outside of her storied swimming and sports broadcasting career, Donna has been a fierce supporter of women in sports, becoming the co-founder and first president of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
The IWF Game Changers Podcast features trailblazing members of the International Women's Forum. A membership organization of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations and 6 continents. Join Host Anne Doyle, President of IWF Michigan, as she chats about life and leadership with inspiring game changers.