The International Women’s Forum is pleased to announce the newest addition to our global network. On March 30th, IWF France formally became the 76th forum and the ninth affiliate within Europe.
A celebratory launch event was held on March 10, 2016 in Paris at the Assemblée Nationale in the Parliament of France. The founding members of the forum were among the preeminent list of attendees that included; the Honorable Édith Cresson, the first women to hold the office of Prime Minister of France; Lucille Desjonquères, CEO of Leyders Associates and founding President of IWF France, Micheline Bouchard, Corporate Director of Telus and IWF Board Director; Margaret Henriquez, the President of Krug (LVMH); Anne Duncan, Managing Director, Lumiu & Governor, American Hospital of Paris; Natalia Dubinina Ph.D, Chairman of the Board FD Group and Vice President of IWF Russia and Inés Gomis, international consultant and founding President of IWF Spain. The event was organized by Brigitte Mancel, attaché to Parliament and Jean François Mancel, host and member of the Assemblée Nationale. Sponsors of the event were Les Grand Filles et Filles, Krug Champagne and Smart and Light.
The International Women’s Forum builds better global leadership across careers, cultures and continents by uniting the world’s most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement through training, mentoring, and connectivity. The IWF brings together its unprecedented global membership of more than 6,200 women leaders in 35 nations to exchange ideas, to learn, and to inspire women to lead bigger lives.
IWF France will receive a formal introduction into the global network at the 2016 World Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL, USA on September 28-30.
Lucille Desjonquères, founding President of IWF France and IWF Global Director, Micheline Bouchard
IWF France members convene
Micheline Bouchard presenting IWF and introducing the founding leaders of IWF UK , IWF Spain, IWF Russia and IWF France.
Ines Gomis –founding leader of IWF Spain speaking on the value of access and support of the IWF global network.
Natalia Dubinina, founding leader of IWF Russia speaking on IWF global reach and support
Margareth Henriquez, founding member, President of Krugh (LVMH) and sponsor
Jean François Mancel, host, Member of Assemblee Nationale, Kathleen Garrigues, founding member, Honorable Edith Cresson, first woman Prime Minister of France and Lucille Desjonquères, founding President of IWF France
Kathleen Garrigues, Any d’Avray and sponsor Sophie Reverdi