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Fighting for the Future of Girls on the International Day of the Girl Child

Fighting for the Future of Girls on the International Day of the Girl Child

October 11, 2021

Michell Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA and a member of IWF Georgia, joins us on the International Day of the Girl Child to focus on the urgent and unique challenges that girls everywhere face related to living healthy and fulfilling lives. She shares:

  • Trends and statistics on the current state of girls globally
  • Lessons from the crisis in Afghanistan
  • A story that gives her hope for the future of girls
  • The importance of women running for public office
  • Key issues like education, climate change, and gender based violence 

  

To learn more about the International Women’s Forum visit iwforum.org.

Exploring the World through Sailing & Science

Exploring the World through Sailing & Science

August 19, 2021

Alexia Barrier was the first woman to attempt a single-handed around-the-globe tour for the benefit of science. In this episode she shares:

 

  • her experience spending 111 days alone at sea 
  • how you don’t need the best equipment to perform at the highest caliber
  • how we can each play a role in protecting our oceans, and
  • the scale at which plastics are impacting the environment

 

About the Guest: Alexia Barrier is a professional sailor, top-level match racer, founder of 4myplanet and member of IWF France. She recently completed the Vendée Globe, a solo, nonstop around the world yacht race. 

 

To learn more about the International Women’s Forum visit iwforum.org.

New World, New Rules: The State of Democracy

New World, New Rules: The State of Democracy

July 14, 2021

Ambassador Roberta Lajous shares her unique perspective on democracy, including:

  • what she perceives as the greatest threat to democracy today
  • what European governments offer their citizens that is particularly useful for women
  • how the world views democracy in the U.S. in light of recent events
  • advancements of women in politics in Mexico, and 
  • how the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis inspired her lifelong passion of foreign relations and international affairs.

 

About the Guest: Roberta Lajous has been the Mexican Ambassador to Spain, Cuba, Austria, and Bolivia, as well as a Representative of Mexico to the UN. She is the former President of IWF Mexico.

 

Learn more about the International Women’s Forum by visiting iwforum.org.

 

Motown: Women and the Making of a Music Empire

Motown: Women and the Making of a Music Empire

June 21, 2021

CEO of the Motown Museum, Robin Terry, is keeping the family legacy of Motown alive. For World Music Day, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look into how one of the most beloved music brands around the world came into existence and fostered talent ranging from Diana Ross to Stevie Wonder. She discusses key women involved in making Motown what it is today and what’s next.

To learn more about the International Women’s Forum visit iwforum.org.

 

Share the Dignity – A Critical Idea Remaking the World

Share the Dignity – A Critical Idea Remaking the World

May 28, 2021

Rochelle Courtenay has an idea that is remaking the world: making sanitary items accessible to women experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and even young girls in school. In this episode, she shares the importance of removing the stigma around periods, the fight to remove the tampon tax in Australia, and the meaningful impacts that result from providing accessible period products to women around the world. 

Guest: Rochelle Courtenay, founder and Managing Director of Share the Dignity, member of IWF Australia

IWF members are invited to submit a proposal by June 9 for consideration to present at the 2021 Virtual World Leadership Conference. Apply today: Ideas Remaking the World.

Singapore’s Covid-19 Success Strategy

Singapore’s Covid-19 Success Strategy

April 26, 2021

When it comes to loss of life from Covid-19, Singapore has one of the world’s lowest case fatality rates. With 60,000+ cases of Covid-19 and around 30 deaths, there is much to be learned from Singapore’s healthcare professionals. In this episode, Ivy Ng shares how decisive action from leadership helped control the spread, lessons learned, and how her team is planning for the “new normal” of the future.

 

Guest: Ivy Ng, Group Chief Executive Officer of SingHealth, the largest healthcare group in Singapore, and member of IWF Singapore

 

To learn more about the International Women’s Forum visit iwforum.org.

Algorithmically Amplified: Combatting Disinformation

Algorithmically Amplified: Combatting Disinformation

March 30, 2021

According to a recent study, false news reports are 70% more likely to be retweeted than factually accurate reports and they reach recipients 6 times faster. In this episode, Willow Bay shares useful tips on how to protect yourself and your organization from disinformation and misinformation. She highlights why people are susceptible to disinformation and the importance of being not only a conscious and critical consumer of content but an ethical creator as well.

Guest: Willow Bay, Dean of the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, member of IWF Southern California.

To learn more about the International Women’s Forum visit iwforum.org.

Catalyzing a Strong Black Economic Base - Madeleine Féquière

Catalyzing a Strong Black Economic Base - Madeleine Féquière

February 26, 2021

Madeleine Féquière discusses the importance of creating collective wealth within the Black community, how the killing of George Floyd served as a catalyst for the creation of the Black Opportunity Fund in Canada and tips on how board members can support equity and inclusion throughout the world.

Guest: Madeleine Féquière, the Corporate Credit Chief at Domtar

 

For more from the International Women’s Forum visit iwforum.org.

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Successful Sustainable Investment – Karina Funk

Successful Sustainable Investment – Karina Funk

January 12, 2021

Is it possible to make money investing in companies that have a commitment to positively impacting our society and the environment? This week’s guest, Karina Funk, has proven that it is.

In this episode, Karina shares her perspective on ESG, how women in senior leadership roles can influence where money is invested and more.

Guest: Karina Funk, partner with Brown Advisory, Chair of their Sustainable Investing and Co-Portfolio Manager of their Large-Cap Sustainable Growth Strategy. Barron’s named Karina as one of the 100 most influential women in finance. 

Witness to Change - Sybil Morial

Witness to Change - Sybil Morial

August 10, 2020

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.

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