The 2015 IWF World Leadership Conference in Boston in October 2015, Transforming Tomorrow Today, convened women who are the world’s leading architects, advocates, catalysts, and pioneers of change – the women who are re-drawing the map for how we’ll live, work, produce, and maintain healthy communities in the coming years.
Boston’s WGBH, a PBS and NPR affiliate, produced three videos covering Breakout Sessions during the conference. The sessions were recently released as part of WGBH’s “Forum Network” which is funded by the Lowell Institute and features free online lectures which explore a world of ideas. The three breakout sessions featured; Seeds Of Change: Women’s Impact on Agriculture and Nutrition, Education, Giving Girls the Power to Change and Understanding the Brain: Unlocking Human Potential are available below in their entirety:
1. Seeds of Change: Women’s Impact on Agriculture and Nutrition, featuring: Lynn Haight, Chair, Consortium Board for International Agricultural Research Centers, Tzili Mor, Director, The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights, Ruka Yaro De-Liman, Founder and CEO, Jamilullah Farm Enterprise, Northern Ghana, moderated by:Mellissa Fung, Journalist and Bestselling Author
2. Education: Giving Girls the Power to Change, featuring: Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code, Maria Klawe, PhD, President, Harvey Mudd College, Zorica Pantić, PhD, President, Wentworth Institute of Technology, moderated by: Dana Morris Dixon, PhD, Senior Executive, Business Development and Research, Jamaica National Building Society
3. Understanding the Brain: Unlocking Human Potential featuring: Mina Teicher, PhD, Professor of Mathematics and Neural-Computation, Bar-Ilan University, Eve Marder, PhD, Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, Department, of Biology, Brandeis University, Deborah Dunsire, MD, President and CEO, FORUM Pharmaceuticals, moderated by:Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO, Brain Canada Foundation