The International Women’s Forum (IWF) promotes women in leadership by providing a platform for female leaders to meet peers in other countries as well as in their own locations. Through international programs and conferences, women leaders enjoy enriching and positive exchanges.
From its start in 1982 (in the U.S.), IWF has grown to include more than 7,000 of the world's top women leaders. Membership is a cornucopia of the world’s brightest and best – from Prime Ministers to senior politicians, rocket scientists to rock stars, leading medical specialists to Supreme Court judges. There are 66 affiliated forums in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
We encourage visiting IWF members from other Forums to contact us when they are coming to Metro Vancouver or the Victoria area, so that we can make arrangements for them to meet with local members while they are here.
IWF is an organization which allows women leaders to network globally across borders, across cultures and across the world.
IWF BC is an affiliated forum comprised of almost 120 dynamic women. It includes leading entrepreneurs, corporate executives, artists, scientists, professionals and politicians. Local events take place throughout the year in Metro Vancouver and Victoria, including behind-the-scenes workshops, cultural and sporting events, and presentations by specialists on topics of interest.
No other organization offers its members the opportunity to connect with such a wide array of exceptional women in so many countries, disciplines and cultures. IWF has no political or ideological agenda other than to connect women in leadership positions.
Membership in IWF is by invitation from another current member of IWF. The BC Forum is guided by definitive international standards which work to create a diverse membership of highly accomplished women in a variety of fields.