International Women's Forum Northern California
IWF Northern California is a vibrant community of accomplished and diverse women leaders and part of a global network of 7,000 members across 34 countries. We strive to be agents of change to advance women’s leadership and champion equality worldwide. Through our curated events, we bring together multi-generations of women to learn, share perspectives, and support one another in intimate settings. We are a true sisterhood of extraordinary women whose foundation is built on our core tenets of leadership, friendship, community and inspiration. READ MORE >
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Members in the News
September 3, Congratulations to IWF NorCal President Barbara Adachi who will be an honoree of this year's CEDAW Women's Human Rights Awards for International Comity, which is presented to an individual who advances women's human rights globally. Join us as Barbara receives her award at the upcoming 45 Years of Inspiring an Equal Future: CEDAW Women's Human Rights Awards Virtual Celebration on September 29 at 6:00 pm -- register here. Read more.
September 1, IWF NorCal member Caryn Beck-Dudley became president and CEO of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in June 2020. Before joining AACSB, she served as the seventh dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, a position she held since 2015. AACSB is a nonprofit membership organization representing more than 840 accredited business schools, which “connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.” Read SCU’s press release and AACSB’s profile.
Webinar: The 4 Keys to Prevent and Reverse Chronic Medical Conditions and Aging
September 16, IWF NorCal member Valencia Ray, MD, founder and CEO of Mind-Body Integrative Medicine shared the little-known 4-Key Stressors that cause inflammation, chronic disease, aging and weight gain. With case studies and helpful tips for daily lifestyle practice, Valencia shared how to reduce stress and improve our overall health and performance. Members may view the recording and download the presentation slides here.
Virtual Workshop: Build Your Influence as A Thought Leader
September 8, IWF NorCal member, thought leadership consultant and author Denise Brosseau led an engaging and customized workshop for members, explaining what it means to be a thought leader and providing tools and strategies to make a difference, and what it takes to scale ideas to reach the widest possible audience, both online and off. Members may view the recording and download the presentation slides here.
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Annual Legacy Foundation Celebration -- Celebrating 25 Years
Join us on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5 pm for our fourth annual Legacy Celebration -- Celebrating 25 Years. While this year's event will be virtual, it will bring the fun and intimacy of our in-person celebrations. We will reconnect as women leaders, celebrate Legacy's 25-year history and founding members, and learn from an amazing local leader April Grayson, who dedicates her life to giving incarcerated women a voice and whose work is supported by Legacy Partner, Rise Up. Register here by September 15. See related Legacy President's message.
The Champions of Racial Equality (CoRE) Task Force is pleased to welcome two new members: Dawn Gross and Debra Plousha-Moore. CoRE is currently busy planning fall programs! Read more.
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Videos from past webinars available here.
IWF CO: Wellbeing in Unprecedented Times
Special Virtual Community: New Members
Webinar: The Supreme Court after RBG
IWF CT: Beginner's Guide to Podcasting
Legacy Celebration - Celebrating 25 Years
IWF SoCal: Know Your CA Props for 11/3
Build Your Influence as a Thought Leader
Virtual Marin/North Bay Book Club
Visiting IWF Global Members
Are you an IWF member visiting the San Francisco Bay Area? Please contact IWF Northern California's President at President.IWFNorCal@gmail.com to connect with local members while you are in town.