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IWF BC Monthly

The purpose of IWF Monthly is to share news and accomplishments of our membership, topics of general interest, as well as communicate information about upcoming events. Notices of upcoming non-profit events in which you are involved may be included. Please submit your news items (approximately 100 words) along with high resolution photos to [email protected] by the 1st of the month.


IWF BC News - Mar 2020

I have to admit, March is busy for me. So, often International Women’s Day takes me by
surprise and I always wish I could do more to acknowledge the day and its intent. This
year, thanks to IWF BC members, we have reasons to celebrate with amazing women and
remind ourselves how March 8, since 1911, has become a global day celebrating the
social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

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IWF BC News - Mar 2020
IWF BC News - Mar 2020

IWF BC News - Feb 2020

I sincerely hope that January’s showers brought snow to the mountains and fabulous
gardens will grow this spring! And one rainy evening this month your IWF BC board met to
review our goals for 2021 and set up a strong foundation for the coming years. As always,
the women around the table were full of invaluable insight and here are a few takeaways:

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IWF BC News - Feb 2020
IWF BC News - Feb 2020

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
experiences.

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IWF BC News - Jan 2020
IWF BC News - Jan 2020

IWF BC News - Dec 2019

It was great to see so many of you at last week’s AGM and Holiday Party. I thought the
venue worked really well; the energy in the room was terrific and reinforced how much we
like spending time with each other. Thanks to the Member Engagement Committee and
MWP for arranging a lovely event.

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IWF BC News - Dec 2019
IWF BC News - Dec 2019
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IWF BC is an invitation-only membership organization of women leaders in diverse professions who work and live in British Columbia.