LAUREN ANDERSON, Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy and former FBI Executive, has been invited to serve as a Judge for the 2020 Geneva Centre for Security Policy’s Prize for Innovation in Global Security. Submissions come from all over the globe and the winner will be announced in November in Geneva, Switzerland. Lauren also served as a Guest Lecturer at the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan, on September 25th.
KARA MEDOFF BARNETT, Executive Director, American Ballet Theatre, announced the American Ballet Theatre will be presenting All-Virtual Fall Programming, created in isolated “Ballet Bubbles,” featuring world premieres by Gemma Bond, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christopher Rudd and Pam Tanowitz. To learn more, please visit HERE. ABT will also be creating a new segment titled Moving Stories: An ABT Film Festival showcasing short films created by dancers from the American Ballet Theatre. This will premiere on ABT’s Youtube channel on September 30th and October 1st at 7pm. To learn more, please visit HERE.
WHITNEY DONHAUSER, Ronay Menschel Director & President, Museum of the City of New York, announced details about the Museum’s new four-part virtual symposium, Another City, beginning in October, featuring intimate discussions with leading writers and observers of the New York scene. Another City explores how the unprecedented events of 2020—a global pandemic, an ensuing economic collapse and a righteous anti-racist uprising—have impacted the city as well as ideas about the urban landscape. Paying close attention to the visual representations of the pandemic and protests, in-depth conversations will consider how some of the city’s iconic spaces have been transformed, experienced, and documented during this moment. From sites like City Hall, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Barclays Center filled with protestors, to the eerily empty streets of Midtown and the transformed rituals of daily life across the five boroughs, guests will consider how this unpredictable new cityscape connects to our collective urban past. To learn more about this exhibit and to reserve tickets, please visit HERE.
KRISTINA JOHNSON, Former Chancellor, SUNY, was named President of The Ohio State University. To view the press release, please visit HERE.
STEPHANIE MEHTA, Editor-In-Chief, Fast Company, will be interviewing Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM, for the Hall of Fame fireside chat that will broadcast during the 2020 IWF Virtual World Leadership Conference. To learn more, please visit HERE.
GENEVIEVE PITURRO, Author & Founder, Pajama Program, served as the guest speaker for SIA Africa on September 16th as a part of the Ghana Girl Guides Association, and spoke on leadership and finding your passion and purpose.
JOSETTE SHEERAN, President & CEO, Asia Society, announced the reopening of the Asia Society Museum in New York on October 27th for the inaugural #AsiaSocietyTriennial! Devoted to contemporary art from and about Asia and Asian diasporas, the first edition titled #WeDoNotDreamAlone features 40+ artists from 20 countries in a multi-venue exhibition and online panels and forums. To purchase tickets, learn more about the Triennial and how to safely visit the Asia Society Museum, please visit HERE.
KATE SWANN, Former COO, Blue State, is now the COO of Purpose. Purpose is a mission-led agency with a focus on brand, strategy and advocacy for corporate and nonprofit clients with more of a focus on executing programs for foundations.
LAURA WALKER, Former President & CEO, New York Public Radio, was named President of Bennington College. To view the press release, please visit HERE.
SHEENA WRIGHT, President & CEO, United Way of New York City, spoke at the September 16th “Census Walk for NYC” to emphasize the critical need to get everyone counted in this year’s census. To learn more, please visit HERE.
2020 IWF Virtual World Leadership Conference and Gala
“2020 International Hall of Fame Awards Gala”
IWF invites New York Forum members to join them for the 2020 International Hall of Fame Awards Gala.
Since 1985, the event has served as one of the premiere annual events for IWF honoring transformative figures whose contributions to society are outsized on a global scale. While we may not be in a ballroom this year, the gala will be just as celebratory. This year’s Hall of Fame honorees include Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors; Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM; and Fatma Samoura, Secretary General of The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). We will also honor the 2020 Women Who Make a Difference Awardees. This award recognizes the tremendous accomplishments and contributions IWF members have made in their communities and the world. This year’s ceremony includes honorees from forums in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Dallas, Singapore, and Washington, DC.
The pre-gala reception will offer virtual tables, so you can gather with your WFNY friends and raise a glass virtually!
To learn more, please visit HERE.
In our disrupted world, we are finding new and creative ways to share and learn from one another. The 2020 IWF Virtual World Leadership Conference will explore some of the critical issues of this turbulent time including climate justice, the impact of the pandemic on women, leadership during disruption, and, race and allyship. Technology will provide opportunities to listen, contribute and discuss. The infusion of ideas, and interaction with our IWF sisters, will help us better understand this moment in history, and show us a path to a better world.
We will hear from women with global influence including Linda Greenhouse, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist; Phumzile Mlambo-Ncguka, Executive Director of UN Women; The Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland; and, Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns and the critically acclaimed, Caste. To learn more, please visit HERE. If you would like to register, please make sure to use the email address in the IWF system.
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