International Leaders Assemble to Talk Tech, Gender Parity and More
The 2016 International Women’s Forum (IWF) World Cornerstone Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel (May 17-19) brings together a diverse group of leaders from the business, government, NGO and academia sectors to examine pressing global matters, including water security, the technology divide, cyber security, gender equality and more.
The theme of this year’s invitation-only conference, “Seek, Solve, Soar,” continues to build upon IWF’s mission of inspiring present and future women leaders to identify solutions and be the catalyst for change in their own communities.
IWF’s Conferences aim to equip women leaders with knowledge and insights on topics impacting international progress, economic growth and business development. Leaders will foster powerful exchanges on global issues to drive societal actions. Sessions include: Women in Tech: Leading the Future, The Digital Divide: Ensuring Technology Dividends for All, and Water: Rethink, Recycle, Renew.
“Tel Aviv is known for its constant change, fast-paced growth and technological progress. We are thrilled to have our talented group of panelists and hundreds of IWF members from all around the world in Tel Aviv, a city that embodies IWF’s mission to elicit positive change on a global scale.” said Mina Teicher, IWF Leadership Foundation Board Director, Conference Co-Chair & former Chief Scientist of the Israeli government.
Select speakers include:
• Dr. Miriam “Miki” Haran, Environmental management expert and Head of the MBA EnvironmentalManagement Program at Ono Academic College
• Dr. Kira Radinsky, CTO and Co-Founder of SalesPredict
• Dr. Eviatar Matania, Head of the National Cyber Bureau, Office of the Prime Minister of Israel
• Ruth Polachek, Chairwoman & Founder of shecodes
• Sivan Ya’ari, Founder & CEO, Innovation: Africa
• Catherine “Cady” Coleman, PhD, NASA astronaut and chemist with more than 4,330 hours in space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and the International Space Station
“We truly believe learning is the foundation of leading. As leaders and trusted members of our societies, we are responsible for shaping our communities,” said Teresa Weintraub, IWF President. “This conference puts the welfare of the people front and center, by empowering women leaders and engendering a dialogue between influential women and men surrounding critical issues, in a global city such as Tel Aviv.”
Members of the media interested in attending, please contact Crosby Cromwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-387-1010.
About International Women’s Forum (IWF)
IWF is a singularly unique organization comprised of more than 6,300 of the world’s most dynamic, accomplished and visionary women who are dedicated to advancing better leadership around the world. These women of significant and diverse achievement span 35 nations, six continents, many careers and cultures, and yet are wholly aligned in a commitment to change the face of global leadership. The IWF, a 365-day-a-year membership organization, shapes global conferences and programs around the mission to build better leadership through training, mentoring and connectivity. Visit http://iwforum.org for more information.
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