Step Up Today to Invest in the Future of IWF
In 1974, Elinor Guggenheimer, a philanthropist and civic leader in New York City, decided that professional women who were breaking into the executive ranks across all professions in the seventies needed what men had always had – a network to support, inspire, and help them climb the ladder. And the Women’s Forum was born.
Elly’s idea was powerful enough to travel the world, and today the International Women’s Forum is a global organization of nearly 8,000 women in 33 countries worldwide. As we approach our 50th Anniversary in 2024, we are proud to be the only global women’s leadership organization with consecutive year-over-year growth.
The relevance of IWF is just as strong today as it was in 1974 – in profession after profession, the glass ceiling is still there. It’s just higher, and the value of peer-to-peer support from a global community of outstanding women leaders is simply unmeasurable. Women inspiring women never gets old.
Today, we need to invest in IWF for the next 50 years to increase our mission and member services – including new digital and communications resources to extend our community to new generations. And we need to raise funds to do so.
That’s why we are launching Elly’s Ladder – a five-year committed giving society to give us reliable support to make the necessary investments.
How Does Elly’s Ladder Work?
Members to pledge support for five successive years at one of three levels:
Support Level Amounts:
$1,000-$4,999 per year for a total pledge of $5,000-$24,995
$5,000-$9,999 per year for a total pledge of $25,000-$49,995
$10,000+ per year for a total pledge of $50,000+
How Will My Support Be Recognized?
Elly’s Ladder donors will receive special recognition in several ways, including:
- Acknowledgment on the IWF member portal, IWF Connect, at conferences, and in printed materials.
- Invitations to exclusive events and programs, including the Visionary Leaders Celebration, and
- Access to priority registration for IWF Conferences.
Make a Donation
- Simply select “Annually.”
- Choose an amount.
- Choose “Elly’s Ladder” from the designation dropdown.
Step Up to Elly’s Ladder and Help IWF Ascend into the Future
We are excited to announce the founding members of Elly’s Ladder and are grateful for their leadership and commitment to IWF and its mission.
If you have questions about Elly’s Ladder, please contact Rachel Yost at email@example.com.
Reem Abu Hassan
Dolores Fernandez Alonso
Kathleen Shea Andersen
Adriane M. Brown
Esther L. Bush
Barrie Gibb Christman
Patra De Silva
Priscilla H. Douglas
Ann M. Drake
Julie Spicer England
Linda McFarland Farthing
Sandra C. Finn
Judith D. Fryer
Allyson Maynard Gibson
Jane Blain Gilbertson
Christine A. Hansen
Jodi Delahunt Hubbell
Kimberly Cooper Jaqua
Lou C. Kerr
LeeAnne B. Linderman
Sheryl R. Marshall
Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
Anne Marie Reidy
Alison Taunton Rigby
Carol Bolton Sisco
Andrea Roane Skehan
Gertrude Van Horn
Karilyn Van Oosten
Carol Cox Wait
Teresa V-F Weintraub
Doris Carson Williams
Kathleen Duffy Ybarra