In a city that stands at the forefront of global change, IWF was proud to convene women world leaders in a groundbreaking program designed to uncover, define, and frame the movements and trends that are shaping our lives, businesses, communities and future.
From a town founded by Yukon gold seekers, silk traders and lumber barons with a natural harbor that became important as the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s intercontinental line and gateway to the Asia Pacific, Vancouver has grown into the internationally acclaimed, prominently regarded, top-rated global city it is today by exceeding every measure used to identify the world’s most livable cities – quality of living, social stability, infrastructure, education and culture, spatial qualities, recreation, safety, health care, hygiene and environment.
Top ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit and Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey, Vancouver has another role in the world that sets it apart. It is the birthplace of some of the most significant modern movements of our time that are shaping our world across politics, business, society, ecology, economy, migration, work, the built environment, housing, transportation, health, food and the future of globalization.
With Vancouver’s standing as the birth place of Greenpeace, Occupy Wall Street, Canada’s first drug law, the first wave feminist movement (including Canada’s leading suffragist who also was the first female member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and the first female cabinet minister and female Speaker in the British Empire), and home of the first female head of state ever elected to lead a North American nation, the leadership and lessons of this unique, gateway city abound for a world in transformation.
2013 World Cornerstone Conference
Montego Bay, Jamaica
The International Women’s Forum was proud to present Music: An Instrument for Change in Montego Bay, Jamaica May 29-31, 2013 – one of the most ambitious explorations of the interplay between creativity, culture, business, society and politics ever produced for global women leaders.
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Ideas Remaking the World
2012 IWF World Leadership Conference
San Francisco, CA
In a region renowned for its game-changing innovation and discovery, global leaders from over 40 nations gathered in San Francisco on October 24-26, 2012 for the International Women’s Forum’s World Leadership Conference – Ideas Remaking the World. In a critical time of breakthrough discovery, IWF was proud to present the leading thinkers, innovators, technologists, scientists, explorers, researchers, bio-hackers, futurists, venture capitalists and corporate strategists from across the Bay Area and around the world whose vision and solutions are transforming our cities and expanding our prospects – east to west and south to a new north – and changing us, along the way.
From the rise of collaboration and radical openness, to the next discoveries in a digital age, IWF members and guests explored the most important ideas, innovations and trends that are moving civilization forward in the fields of information and communications, physics and space, health, medicine, biology, the environment and more. Across a broad spectrum of Think & Do platforms, IWF proudly presented the ideas and discoveries that will transform business, enterprise, government and the human experience now, and in the future.