• March 25, 2024 12:38 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Are you attending IWFs 50th Anniversary? If so, please contact Becky Splitt at splittrebecca@gmail.com.

    We are also planning a dinner for IWF WI members after the opening reception, with details to follow. 

  • March 25, 2024 12:00 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    The 23rd annual Best of Madison Business Awards honor visionary leaders who see how it all connects to build a better Madison.

    Read more about Marsha Lindsay's and her firm's strategic playbook 'The Madison Ethic' in her LinkedIn post.

    Read more about her honor as a Best in Madison Business 2024 here in Madison Magazine!

  • March 25, 2024 12:00 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    The Wisconsin Academy is honored to announce the awarding of the 2024 Fellows Award to 16 extraordinary Wisconsinites with high levels of accomplishment in their fields who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to intellectual discourse and public service.

    • For over 150 years, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters has amplified and celebrated excellence, building on extraordinary achievement to connect people and improve life in Wisconsin.
    • Through exploration of the sciences, arts, and letters, the Wisconsin Academy cultivates civil discourse, creates common ground, and increases our understanding of one another and the world we share.
    • The Academy Fellows represent the highest level of accomplishment and reflect incredible contributions to Wisconsin, providing inspiration and hope.

    Since 1982, the Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award recognizes educators, researchers, mentors, artists, and civic or business leaders from across Wisconsin who have made substantial contributions to the cultural life and welfare of our state and its people. Being selected as a Fellow is the highest recognition conferred by the Wisconsin Academy. Honorees will receive their award at a ceremony in September of 2024.

    Read more!

  • April 21, 2023 2:51 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Christy Brown for being named the new President of Alverno College. 

    Read 5 things to know about new Alverno College president Christy Brown in an article featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2023/04/19/alverno-college-names-milwaukee-executive-christy-brown-as-new-president/70130042007/

  • April 21, 2023 2:50 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Terri Young, who was one of three women from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and/or UW Health and among the six at UW–Madison to earn 2023 Outstanding Women of Color Awards in March. The annual tradition honors women of color among faculty, staff, and/or students who are deeply rooted in the UW–Madison and Madison communities through their work in one or more of the following areas: social justice, activism, and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations; community service; scholarly research, writing, speaking, and/or teaching on race, ethnicity, and indigeneity in U.S. society; and/or community-building to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all. 

    Read more: Terri Young - Quarterly.pdf 

  • February 19, 2023 8:09 AM | Becky Splitt (Administrator)

    Very sad news for our forum and the Wisconsin Badger community. Becky Blank passed away peacefully on February 17 after a seven month battle with an aggressive form of cancer. She was a visionary and a leader that exemplified IWF values and will always be remembered for the significant impact she made for Badgers and the state of Wisconsin. Thank you, Becky, for your lasting legacy.

    See more here https://rebeccablank.wisc.edu 

  • October 03, 2022 3:10 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    A well-known and admired solo practitioner, Madison attorney and former State Bar President Michelle Behnke is this year's recipient of the Wisconsin Law Foundation’s Charles L. Goldberg Distinguished Service Award. She poses here with (left) Kathleen Grant, president of the Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation, and (right) Joseph Troy, president of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. For more photos of the event, 
    see the album on the State Bar of Wisconsin Facebook page​.

  • October 03, 2022 2:50 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    I am thrilled to announce the completion of our purchase of Commerce State Bank, the largest credit union acquisition of a bank in Wisconsin's history and one of the largest in the country. This partnership will give Summit more opportunities for more members to access their dreams with our growing footprint in the state and our exceptional financial services, including outreach to women and a commitment to financial wellness for all. 

    - Kim Sponem, CEO/President, Summit Credit Union

    Read more HERE!

  • August 22, 2022 2:47 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    CODAworx Partners with Cutting-Edge Creative Agency to Form a Curated NFT Marketplace Focused on Public Art

    Partnership launches a new company, CODAMADE, which will unveil website and initial offerings at CODAsummit in Denver, October 12-14.

    Read more about CODAworx HERE


2022 IWF World Conference Vegas – Highlights

Nov 10, 2022

Las Vegas has always been renowned for its glitz, glamour, and gambling – and the Las Vegas we explored during the 2022 World Leadership Conference is all of that and much more.  

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Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC Unanimously Invited to the Advisory Committee of the Club de Madrid

Sep 6, 2022

The Board of Directors and General Assembly of the Club de Madrid have unanimously decided to invite Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC to join the organization’s Advisory Committee and the group of international experts that support the development of its work. “Club de...

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The IWF Introduces the 2022-2023 Leadership Fellows Class

Aug 31, 2022

The 29th class is the largest in IWF Leadership Fellows Program history. Washington, DC—The International Women’s Forum (IWF) is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Leadership Fellows Class. IWF invests in its mission of advancing women’s leadership and championing...

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U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom Awarded to IWF DC’s Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught

Aug 10, 2022

President Biden awarded the Medal of Freedom to Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, a U.S. Air Force legend who is a member of IWF DC. She was the first woman to attend the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, command a unit that won the Joint Meritorious Award, and...

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"I Will Never Shy Away from Who I Am:" IWF Fellow becomes First Indegenous Woman to Close a Series A

Aug 4, 2022

Bobbie Racetta, a 2021-2022 IWF Leadership Fellow, became the first Indigenous woman to close a Series A funding round of $8.4 million for Virtual Gurus. Her corporation employs over 900 “virtual assistants” for clients across the United States and Canada. Virtual...

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IWF Launches Elly’s Ladder

Jan 9, 2023

Elly’s Ladder will help us establish sustainable, reliable individual giving for long-term investments in our organization.

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Leadership Fellows Program Applications are Open

Jan 09, 2023

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 class of Leadership Fellows.

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IWF World Leadership Conference, October 4 – 6, 2023

Jun 9, 2023

Registration for the 2023 IWF World Leadership Conference in Detroit, MI is Now Open.  

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See what we’re up to at the Cornerstone Conference in Helsinki

Jun 8, 2023

This week IWF members from around the world have come together in Helsinki at the 2023 Cornerstone Conference for expert insights, exclusive information, candor, and most of all, respect for a diversity of views and beliefs.

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Save the Date - 2023 Cornerstone Conference in Helsinki

Jan 09, 2023

IWF and IWF Finland look forward to welcoming you to the highly anticipated

IWF 2023 Cornerstone Conference in Helsinki

June 14-16.

Jun 2, 2023

Applications for the 2024-2025 Leadership Fellows Program will open January 1, 2024. For more information about the Program, visit the IWF Leadership Fellows Program webpage at the link below.

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Join us in Detroit for the IWF World Leadership Conference and Gala, October 4 – 6, 2023

Jun 9, 2023

Registration for the 2023 IWF World Leadership Conference in Detroit, MI is Now Open.  

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Mar 8, 2023

International Women’s Day – In honor of this special day, IWF local Forums brought members together to celebrate women’s leadership.

Celebrating IWF’s Visionary Leaders

Apr 4, 2023

On March 20-21, 2023, we began our celebration by saluting our Visionary Leaders, the women who made our beloved organization what it is today.  

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Helsinki Finland, see you soon, at the IWF Cornerstone Conference June 14 – 16, 2023

Jun 8, 2023

Access the Conference Program details below, and if you still need to register - join the waitlist. Also, watch the June 14 – 16, 2023, IWF Cornerstone Conference Preview Video.

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