Sola Salami from the 2014-2015 Leadership Foundation Fellows Program, recently completed a visit to Israel to meet with her mentor, Mina Teicher, a member of the IWF Board of Directors. Salami is a Professor of Agriculture with Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, and her participation in the Fellows Program is supported by a grant the Leadership Foundation received from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
As part of the mentor visit, Teicher hosted an IWF forum event at her home focused on the Fellows Program. Following greetings by IWF Israel President Daniela Deutsch, Teicher moderated a panel discussion composed of former Fellows Program participants from Israel including: Professor Ramit Mehr (2003-2004 Fellows Class), Dr. Malka Nir (2005-2006 Fellows Class), Professor Ruth Plato Shinar (2010-2011 Fellows Class), MP Michal Rozin (2011-2012 Fellows Class), and special guest Professor Sola Salami (2014-2015 Fellows Class).
IWF Israel, comprising the audience, was proud to learn what an amazing transformation the participants experienced in the Fellows Program. The presence of the Consul of Nigeria in Israel, who greeted IWF Israel, added to the international flavor and honored Salami.