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Celebrating 50 Years

The Only Global Organization

with 50 Consecutive Years of Growth

From its earliest days, the International Women’s Forum has been committed to a singular idea–that professional women breaking into leadership ranks need what men had always had: an “old boys’ network” to help them climb the ladder.

In 1974, our visionary founder, Elinor Guggenheimer, set out to create a “new women’s network” for women at the top of their game, committed to supporting other women as they climb the ladder of their career and the ladder of life.

Fifty years later, IWF is a global community of more than 8,000 accomplished women across 76 Forums in 33 countries. Our members, always trailblazers, continue to lead at the cutting-edge of change, breaking glass ceilings in professions around the world. Their successes prove that women not only lead, but lead differently, and that equality at every level of leadership makes for better business, stronger societies, and a better world.

Photo Caption: IWF’s first National Conference in 1987

 

 

A Global Community

Of trailblazers, thought leaders, and pioneers
IWF 50th Anniversary

Meet Some of Our Conference Speakers

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Jessica Berman Commissioner, National Women’s Soccer League
Women Changing Society
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Gretchen Carlson Journalist, Author, Female Empowerment Advocate
Women Changing Society
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The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator for New York
Women Changing the World of Politics
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Lan Guan Chief AI Officer, Accenture
Gen A.I. and Gender
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Carla Harris Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley (Women’s Forum of New York)
Corporate Governance: Women Changing the World of Work
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Ingrid Ciprián-Matthews President, CBS News
Women Changing the World of Media
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Baroness Moyo, Dambisa Moyo Member, House of Lords; Co-Principal, Versaca Investments; Global Economist, Author and Board Member
Corporate Governance: Women Changing the World of Work
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Carolyn Ryan Managing Editor, The New York Times
Women Changing the World of Media
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Maggie Wilderotter CEO, Wilderotter Vineyard
Corporate Governance: Women Changing the World of Work

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