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The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Inducts
Washington, DC Member, Barbara Hackman Franklin
IWF Washington, DC member, Barbara Hackman Franklin is President and CEO of Barbara Franklin Enterprises. She was the 29th US Secretary of Commerce and led the first White House effort to recruit women for high-level government positions. To read more about this special honor, click here.
IWF New York and Southern California Member, Loreen Arbus, Will be Honored with
the Womensphere Global Award for Philanthropic Leadership
The Womensphere Foundation will honor Loreen Arbus, humanitarian, disability rights activist, producer, author, President of the Loreen Arbus Foundation, the Goldenson-Arbus Foundation and Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc., with the Womensphere Global Award for Philanthropic Leadership at the Womensphere Global Awards on October 2nd in New York City.
“The Womensphere Global Awards are given to outstanding individuals and institutions that demonstrate extraordinary leadership and impact the mission of the Womensphere Foundation: to unleash the potential of women and girls, to build a more inclusive and more sustainable world, and to create a better future,” says Analisa Balares, CEO of Womensphere, Chair of the Womensphere Foundation and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
“Arbus has demonstrated genuine passion for advancing women, for creating a more inclusive world, and for building a better future,” says Balares, who will present the award. “Over the decades, Loreen has shown exceptional impact through her philanthropy and leadership in Women Moving Millions, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, The Women’s Media Center, The Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and across many causes and organizations, from health and education, to women’s media, public policy, minority rights, and the arts.”
For more information about Womensphere Foundation please click on the following link: http://www.womenspherefoundation.org/
A Tribute to Muriel Siebert
Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times
The International Women’s Forum pays tribute to the passing of a pioneer who forever changed Wall Street – IWF’s Hall of Fame Honoree and New York Women’s Forum member, Muriel Siebert. She was the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, back in 1967, and remained so for a decade. Siebert also was the first woman to head one of the exchange’s member firms.
Please follow the link to read about her story and battle for equality on Wall Street.
The Women Leading Global Change is designed as one of the milestones to the Fellows Program offered by the IWF Leadership Foundation. Spread across a year, the Fellows Program convenes fellows from around the world for a total of 20 days.
The Women Leading Global Change is held at INSEAD, where the fellows are pushed to adopt a deeper, global perspective. A core component of the training is the 360° Global Executive Leadership Inventory developed by INSEAD’s Global Leadership Center to measure twelve dimensions of leadership.
The Fellows reflect on the training program here.
IWF South Africa member, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is appointed Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). Mlambo-Ngcuka was the first woman to hold the position of Deputy President of South Africa. She brings a wealth of experience in advancing the role of women in a dynamic and multi-cultural society and has also demonstrated a tireless commitment to the mentoring and coaching of women and girls from all walks of life.
2010-2011 Fellow Margot Carrington has been named the new Director of the Department of State’s Foreign Press Centers. The Foreign Press Center in Washington and in New York support U.S. policy by helping the foreign media cover the U.S. Margot joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1993 and has held a number of overseas and domestic positions, primarily in Public Diplomacy. You can learn more about the Foreign Press Center by visiting: http://fpc.state.gov/
The 2012-2013 Fellows Class gathered at the Fontainebleau, France campus of the INSEAD Business School from June 23-27 for the final training component of their fellowship year. This training consisted of sessions on decision-making, leading change, building high performance teams and leading across cultures. A highlight of this program week was a full day of 360° Feedback and Executive Coaching for each participant.
The 67th Tony Awards was a very big night for “Pippin,” and for Boston-area theater.
For Diane Paulus, the third time was the charm. The American Repertory Theater artistic director won her first Tony for directing tonight, collecting the trophy for her popular revival of “Pippin,” which won the Tony for best revival of a musical. Paulus had previously been nominated for her revivals of “Hair” and “The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess.”
In her acceptance speech, Paulus gave thanks to all at the ART where the show was created, the Boston audiences who saw it first, and Harvard president Drew Faust, whom she quoted as saying “creativity is a form of knowledge.”
Patina Miller of “Pippin” also won the award for leading actress, saying it was a childhood dream come true. She thanked Paulus and called her “a visionary.” And veteran actress Andrea Martin won the Tony for featured actress in a musical for her role as Berthe in “Pippin,” bringing the show’s total number of awards to four. The excited Martin thanked the “extraordinary” Paulus for giving her the opportunity.