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A Message From New IWF Board President Helen Rule

Posted by admin on 11/06/2020 9:46 am  

Dear IWF Members:

I begin my term as President of the IWF Global Board with a sense of gratitude and responsibility. IWF has positively contributed to my life in many meaningful ways. I began as a member of the Fellows Program two decades ago, am a proud member of IWF Australia, have served on the IWF Board for the past six years, and now, I am pleased to become President.

It is truly an honor to serve you all and this organization that we hold so dear.  To provide insight into who I am and what I believe, I have recorded the video below.

Like many of you, I have found connections and support in our global sisterhood of exemplary leaders. Leadership, in its deepest sense, is now more important than ever. You are thoughtful and decisive, inspirational and motivational. You step up to lead with grace and passion during difficult and unprecedented times. I am grateful to benefit from the friendship and support of so many of you.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all IWF Board Officers and At-Large Directors for their selection. Working together with our Board, committees and the IWF staff, I look forward to carrying on the work of implementing our strategic plan, merging IWF and the Leadership Foundation and ensuring IWF is influential, vibrant and sustainable both locally and globally.

Together, we will advance women’s leadership and champion equality worldwide - and we won’t stop until we get there.

With warm regards,

Helen Rule
IWF President