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IWF BC News - Jan 2020

As we kick off a new year, it seems fitting to recognize how the IWF began over forty years
ago, inspired by civic leader and philanthropist Elly Guggenheimer, when she had to dress
as a maid to enter a men’s club and attend a meeting, as requested by the mayor of New
York City. The only women allowed in that club were maids. This frustrating experience led
to Elly starting the Women’s Forum of New York, with a goal to bring together women of
diverse accomplishments and provide them with a forum for the exchange of ideas and

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IWF BC News - Jan 2020
IWF BC News - Jan 2020
IWF BC is an invitation-only membership organization of women leaders in diverse professions who work and live in British Columbia.