About us

The International Women's Forum advances leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world's most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. The IWF brings together an unprecedented global membership to exchange ideas, to learn and inspire, and to promote better leadership for a changing world.
Founded in 1982 in the United States, the International Women's Forum has grown across 6 continents into 33 nations. There are more than 5,500 women leaders participating in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.
Membership in the International Women's Forum (IWF) is by invitation and is influenced by definitive international standards. Members are committed to bettering global leadership today and cultivating women leaders of tomorrow.
IWF provides one-of-a-kind programming designed by world leaders, for world leaders, both present and future. IWF provides a platform for leaders to meet among their peers in an environment where meaningful partnerships and friendships can grow and form.

Board of Directors 2018

President - Dr. Pat Crull
President Elect - Barrie Christman
VP of Programs - Cynthia Carlson & Lori Collins
VP of Membership - Catherine Horne
VP of Communications & Member Engagement - Laura Machaba-Abiodun
Secretary/Treasurer - Michelle Maidt
Immediate Past President - Sherry Barretta