International Women's Forum 2019 World Leadership Conference Toronto
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pmIWF Registration Desk

Frontenac Foyer, Westin Harbour Castle Conference Center

8:30 am - 2:45 pmIWF Board Meeting

Closed meeting - Invitation only

12:00 pm - 6:00 pmPop-Up Shops

Frontenac Ballroom

6:30 pm - 9:00 pmGlobal Leaders Dinner & IWF 45th Anniversary Celebration

Harbour Ballroom

Closed event - Invitation only

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
8:30 am - 2:45 pmPresidents' Council Meeting

Closed meeting - Invitation only

9:00 am - 6:30 pmIWF Registration Desk

Frontenac Foyer

9:00 am - 6:30 pmPop-Up Shops

Frontenac Ballroom

10:15 am - 3:00 pmIWF Leadership Foundation Board Meeting

Closed meeting - Invitation only

3:30 pm - 4:30 pmTown Hall Session - IWF In Action

Harbour Ballroom, across Skywalk from Conference Centre

The Global Refugee Crisis: Acting with Compassion

The current torrent of refugees is unlike anything ever seen before. Worldwide an estimated 68.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes because of persecution, war and violence. The United Nations calls it a “global crisis.”

In Toronto, a vibrantly diverse city that has welcomed thousands of displaced people, we converse with IWF members who have been refugees, and with others who are involved in compassionate strategies to address this humanitarian crisis. We learn from one another about the issues, and the solutions that we can bring to our own communities.


  • The Honorable Reem Abu Hassan, Former Minister of Social Development for the Government of Jordan; member of IWF Jordan
  • Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews, Chief Immigration Officer in the Ministry of National Security for Trinidad and Tobago; member of IWF Trinidad and Tobago
  • Rebekah Steele, Principal for Diversity and Inclusion Breakthroughs
  • Thuy Vu, Journalist, Co-Founder and President for the Global Mentor Network; member of IWF Northern California


  • Mellissa Fung, Journalist, storyteller and author
4:40 pm - 5:40 pmMember Chairs Meeting

Pier 2 & 3, across Skywalk from Conference Centre

6:15 pmOpening Reception Bus Launch

Frontenac Ballroom, bottom of escalator in Conference Centre

7:00 pm - 9:30 pmOpening Reception

Liberty Grand Hotel, 25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place

Join us as we kick off the 2019 IWF World Leadership Conference at the Liberty Grand, a heritage complex built in 1926 overlooking Lake Ontario. We look forward to welcoming you with a celebration of Canadian cuisine and culture, including a special performance by Red Sky, a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance, as well as other special entertainment surprises. This will be a full evening, so please plan to stay and enjoy the ample food, entertainment and networking through the night. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00 am - 8:15 amSpecial Interest Group: Healthcare

Harbour Ballroom, across Skywalk Conference Centre

7:00 am - 6:30 pmIWF Registration Desk

Frontenac Foyer

7:00 am - 7:30 pmPop-Up Shops

Frontenac Ballroom

8:00 am - 8:30 amContinental Breakfast

Seated breakfast inside Metropolitan Ballroom

8:30 am - 8:45 amOpening Remarks

Metropolitan Ballroom

  • Deborah Shannon Trudeau, President of the International Women’s Forum
  • Sharon London Liss, 2019 World Leadership Conference Co-Chair
  • Lisa Borsook, 2019 World Leadership Conference Co-Chair
8:45 am - 09:30 amA Brave New World: The AI Revolution

Metropolitan Ballroom

Your data is being collected every time you buy, search, travel and post. Aggregate all this information and you have a huge repository of data that machines sift through to find patterns and learn. The result: the revolution in artificial intelligence.

But do we have enough control over what data is collected and how it is used? Are the datasets undergirding artificial intelligence representative; or are gender, racial and other biases being baked in? What are the consequences?

We ask those questions here in Canada, a leader in the international artificial intelligence arms race, and explore why the competitition in AI is so intense, what’s at stake, who will win and who will lose.


  • Terry Hickey, SVP and Chief Analytics Officer for CIBC
  • Tina Moen, PharmD Chief Pharmacy Officer and Senior Deputy Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health
  • Dipti Vachani, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive and IoT for Arm; IWF Leadership Foundation Fellow Alumna


  • Cathy Cobey, Global Trusted AI Advisory Leader for EY Canada
09:30 am - 10:00 amCoffee Break

10:00 am - 10:25 amIdeas Remaking the World:

Presented by FedEx

Improving the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the Community

Metropolitan Ballroom

IWF members from around the world take center stage to introduce their cutting-edge concepts for building a better and more prosperous world. IWF’s innovators, instigators and disruptors present their transformatioinal ideas, business propositions and technologies.


Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada


Carmen Best, Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department; member of IWF Washington State


Priscilla H. Douglas, EdD,President of PHDouglas & Associates; IWF Global Board Director; member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum

10:25 am - 11:15 amCanada-bis

Metropolitan Ballroom

In October 2018, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize the use of recreational cannabis − moving it from the black market to the stock market.

Sales are brisk. Canada’s marijuana businesses are expected to generate $7 billion in revenue this year.

Edibles, extracts, topicals and cannabis-infused beverages are being introduced into the market. As they are, regulators are weighing a range of issues, including THC content, labelling, advertising and licensing. We look at opportunities and possible obstacles in this new economic sector.


  • Joachim Helms, Managing Director of Retail for Green House Brands
  • Amanda Daley, Vice President, Canada Medical, Canopy Growth


  • Kristine Boyden, President of the U.S. Western Region for Edelman; IWF Leadership Foundation Fellow Alumna
11:15 am - 12:00 pmNetworking Break

Frontenac Ballroom

11:15 am - 12:15 pmLeadership Foundation Coffee Meet Up

Pier 2 & 3

12:00 pm - 12:30 pmLunch

Metropolitan Ballroom

12:30 pm - 12:50 pmIdeas Remaking the World:

Presented by FedEx

Harnessing Big Data to Amplify Women’s Voices

Metropolitan Ballroom

IWF members from around the world take center stage to introduce their cutting-edge concepts for building a better and more prosperous world. IWF’s innovators, instigators and disruptors present their transformational ideas, business propositions and technologies.


  • Shari Graydon, Catalyst and Founder for Informed Opinions; member of IWF Canada


  • Priscilla H. Douglas, EdD, President of PHDouglas & Associates; IWF Global Board Director; member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum
12:50 pm - 1:35 pm
1:50 pmBehind the Scenes Bus Launches

Frontenac Ballroom, bottom of the escalator

*Please refer to back of your badge for the bus departure time

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmBehind the Scenes

Scheduled to return by 5:00 pm

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmIn Good Hands: Women Politicians

IWF member Stephanie MacKendrick’s book, “IN GOOD HANDS: Remarkable Female Politicians from Around the World Who Showed Up, Spoke Out, and Made Change,” is meant to inspire young women to run for public office and includes a “playbook.” It features women from around the world, including New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern and former IWF Global President and former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell, who will join us for a special conversation moderated by award-winning journalist and Global TV News Toronto anchor Farah Nasser at Corus, the parent company of Kids Can Press, with Stephanie and Corus' President, IWF member Lisa Lyons Johnston. This venue is a short walk from the conference hotel.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmHockey Hall of Fame

Experience an international sports landmark, Toronto's Hockey Hall of Fame, and learn about world-renowned female hockey players. IWF attendees will experience a special tour of the Hockey Hall of Fame, home of the Stanley Cup, and the finest collection of hockey artifacts in the world. Much more than a sports museum, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a vibrant, immersive and interactive celebration of hockey. Meet five-time Olympian and four-time gold medalist Jayna Hefford, who scored 439 goals in 418 competitive games, including a Canadian Women’s Hockey League record of 44 goals in one season. Over a stellar 20-year career, Hefford has represented Canada and collected seven gold and five silver medals in international championships.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmCanada's National Ballet School

Canada's National Ballet School is one of the world’s top three centres of dance education. It has trained and shaped the careers of international stars such as Karen Kain, Guillaume Côté and Veronica Tennant. Artistic Director and CEO Mavis Staines will speak about the beautiful facility, created through a modern integration of state-of-the-art studios and learning facilities with a heritage boarding school building and former CBC Radio studios. Ms. Staines is a world authority and leader in the movement to help young dancers build healthy bodies and minds in one of the world’s most demanding performing arts. The school will be celebrating its 60th anniversary at the time of the IWF conference. Members can tour the facilities, meet the leadership, talk to students and watch a class.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmThink2Thing

Join Stacey Spiegel, Managing Director, for a look into the emerging world of 3D. T2T is at the nexus of emerging hardware hubs designed to train and offer entrepreneur companions to software developers who might otherwise leave for Singapore, Korea or China due to a lack of hardware platforms for their software. T2T is shaping a hardware hub that will make Southern Ontario a leader in connecting software and hardware entrepreneurs to take fully realized products to market. This event features a demo of 3D scanning of a person, which will then be processed into a 3D object, turning the person’s image into a virtual model that can be output in various forms: high-speed, museum-quality digitization and augmented reality.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmThe Distillery District, Soulpepper and George Brown Theatre

Visit the beautiful Distillery District in Toronto and then head to the Young Centre, a unique environment supporting future creative talent, a joint venture between one of Canada’s leading professional theatre companies, Soulpepper, and one of its leading theatre schools, George Brown College. Tour the beautifully restored space in Toronto’s famous Distillery District and enjoy a performance by talented theatre students followed by a conversation with George Brown College President Anne Sado, Soulpepper Artistic Director Weyni Mengeshae and Executive Director Emma Stenning, who are renewing the company following a challenging #MeToo situation.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmCrow's Theatre

Crow’s Theatre is a unique venue developed to create an employment and revenue ecosystem that supports daring, innovative new works. The theatre showcases trailblazing artists such as documentary theatre producer Annabel Soutar, whose latest work deals head on with the polarization of politics in North America. Meet Annabel, Artistic Director Chris Abraham and Executive Director Sherrie Johnston in Crow's stunning new space, the Streetcar Crowsnest.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmCBC Broadcast Centre

Catherine Tait, the first female president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, one of the world’s great public broadcasters, welcomes you to CBC's Broadcast Centre for a behind-the-scenes tour of its global news operation, state-of-the-art interactive Studio K, origination point of CBC Kids programming, and a panel discussion with women leaders from a number of areas at CBC. The CBC is more than 80 years old, but it’s cutting edge when it comes to fulfilling its mandate of informing, enlightening and entertaining Canadians of all origins and walks of life, in both official languages and multiple indigenous languages.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmWattpad

Founded in 2006 as a mobile app, today Wattpad is a global entertainment company used by 70 million people worldwide. Wattpad is truly disrupting the way entertainment is created and consumed through innovative partnerships and data and machine learning, including predictive analytics to determine what will be a “hit”. Wattpad’s hyper-engaged community of users collectively spends 22 billion minutes per month on original “stories” in more than a thousand genres. Nearly a thousand Wattpad stories have been published as books and bestsellers or turned into TV shows, films and digital media projects through working with partners like Netflix, Hulu, Sony, Universal Cable and more. The majority (56%) of Wattpad employees are women, who make up 50% of the leadership team, 50% of the User Experience and Design team, and 100% of the Product team. Wattpad is an excellent representative of Toronto’s burgeoning tech scene. The tour will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A with business leaders.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmCitizen Lab & Digital Public Square

Meet the principals behind some of today’s bravest and most intrepid cyberwork. Based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, the Citizen Lab works at the intersection of information technologies, human rights, and global security, and uncovers digital espionage operations.Digital Public Square, also based at the Munk School, builds new platforms and creates innovative tools to increase digital spaces for free expression, open political dialogue and engagement where citizen participation and civil society are threatened. It seeks to enable agoras where the largest possible number of active participants can debate, share and form opinions.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmWomen's College Hospital

For more than 100 years, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) has been developing revolutionary healthcare. The hospital's culture is shaped by leaders, healthcare providers and community members working to break down barriers and push the boundaries of traditional healthcare in pursuit of equity and excellence. This tour provides a behind-the-scenes look at the award-winning building. With an expansion completed in 2016, the “hospital of the future” was built to revolutionize the way women received healthcare and reframe the understanding of “hospital,” such as allowing people to recover from surgery in their own homes. A new clinical delivery model centralizes care, turning WHC into a one-stop healthcare shop. See how the voices of women have been integrated into a system that supports their needs.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmSidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs, in partnership with tri-level government agency Waterfront Toronto, is designing a new waterfront district to tackle the challenges of urban growth. The project is putting Toronto at the forefront of urban innovation. Our visit to Sidewalk Labs’ experimental workspace, 307, is an opportunity to learn about and experience the ideas for mobility, sustainability, economic opportunity and affordability that will transform Toronto and cities around the world. Members will also meet with some of the visionary leaders at Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto involved in this ambitious effort, as well as international urban designer Ken Greenberg, to explore the opportunities and challenges in bringing it to life, including digital transparency in the public realm, public-private collaboration and community engagement.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmAnishnawbe Health Centre

Half of Ontario’s indigenous people live in the Toronto area. Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT) seeks to meet their needs by combining the best of Western medicine and traditional practices and approaches. AHT promotes traditional indigenous practices and places them at its core. Its work with the homeless has evolved from early directions of crisis intervention to training programs that offer community members the opportunity to learn and grow in a culture-based setting. Meet the professionals and spiritual elders who make this unique place a true healing centre for the indigenous community of Toronto.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmBata Shoe Museum

Shoes are an indication of personal taste and style, yet they also tell us about global technological developments and shifts in society’s attitudes and values. Discover the treasures of North America’s inspiring, charming and surprising Bata Shoe Museum. The BSM celebrates the style, development and function of footwear across four impressive galleries, with displays ranging from Chinese bound-foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals, to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms. Enjoy a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s unique and vast inventory, spanning over 4,500 years of history. Meet the passionate women behind this jewel in an iconic setting by Raymond Moriyama, including Chair of the Board and IWF member Christine Bata Schmidt and Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmRoyal Ontario Museum

Join us at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), for a truly exclusive, memorable and thought-provoking experience. Your are warmly invited to explore two unique areas of the Louise Hawley Stone Curatorial Centre, where you will engage with world-renowned ROM experts. Go behind-the scenes to learn about their newest field research, lab work and discoveries. Do not miss the cange to see part of the collection that has never been displayed to the public.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmArt Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is one of North America’s largest museums. With a breathtaking Frank Gehry-designed architectural transformation, the AGO possesses the world’s second-largest Henry Moore collection, the world-class Canadian and European collections of late billionaire Ken Thompson, and more. Join Heidi Reitmaier, AGO Deputy Director and Chief of Public Programming and Learning, for a personal tour of two exhibitions: Early Rubens and Hito Steyerl. Steyerl, a female German filmmaker and visual artist, has been featured at leading art world venues. Heidi is an alumna of the Getty Leadership Institute Program and winner of the 2018 Education and Innovation Award from the American Alliance of Museums. After the exhibitions, IWF members can visit Shop AGO, featuring a beautiful and witty Canadiana section.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmGardiner Museum

The late Helen Gardiner, a long-time IWF member, followed her passion for ceramics to co-found one of the world’s premier specialty museums with her husband George. Its 4,000 treasures range from Chinese porcelain and ancient American ceramics to contemporary pieces. Collections Manager Christina MacDonald will guide members through the storage vault for an intimate view of the collection’s depth. The Gardiner’s current exhibition, “Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment,” will captivate devotees of fine dining, social history and rare tableware. Before the French Revolution there was a gastronomic revolution that continues to influence modern cooks and diners. Travel with the Gardiner’s docents from the kitchen gardens of Versailles to the steamy kitchens of the original champions for light eating.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pmTIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox is home to the Toronto International Film Festival and many other film and cultural exhibits and events year-round. The Lightbox is one of the very few such centres around the world. TIFF is one of the world’s top three film festivals, attended by approximately 500,000 fans and the cream of the crop of the worldwide industry every year. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to TIFF’s famous Film Reference Library and the Lightbox’s state-of-the-art Master Control. Meet the cultural leaders who make it happen. IWF’s visit will contribute to Share Her Journey, TIFF’s ongoing support of current and emerging women directors from around the world.

6:00 pmRoyal Ontario Museum (ROM) Dine Around Bus Launch

Frontenac Foyer

6:00 pmMember Dine Around "Sip & Shop" Reception

Frontenac Ballroom

6:30 pmMember Dine Around & Fellows Alumna Dinner Bus Launches

Please refer to the back of your badge for the bus departure time
Frontenac Ballroom

6:30 pm - 7:00 pmGuest Dinner Reception

Harbour Ballroom Atrium

7:00 pm - 9:00 pmGuest Dinner

Harbour Ballroom

Friday, November 15, 2019
7:30 am - 4:00 pmIWF Registration Desk

Frontenac Foyer

7:30 am - 8:45 amTime to Talk:  “Canada’s Indigenous Women Leaders: Resilience and Promise for the Future”

Frontenac Ballroom

Hosted by the Alberta Chapters of IWF Canada, please join us for breakfast and an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with Canada's leading Indigenous women. Welcoming remarks will be brought by Roberta L. Jamieson, O.C., I.P.C., LL.B., LL.D. (Hon), President and CEO of Indspire Canada. Breakfast will feature biscuits, salmon, Saskatoon berry jam and a sample of Tsuut’ina Apiary honey for you to take home. Enjoy drumming, and an audiovisual presentation depicting the 100 year collaboration between the Calgary Stampede and the Treaty 7 Nations of Alberta. Your table hosts are Canada’s leading Indigenous female influencers and the sponsoring companies who have made this possible.

9:00 am - 9:20 amIdeas Remaking the World:

Presented by FedEx

Transforming Women Leaders

Metropolitan Ballroom

IWF members from around the world take center stage to introduce their cutting-edge concepts for building a better and more prosperous world. IWF’s innovators, instigators and disruptors present their transformational ideas, business propositions and technologies.


  • Patricia Foley Hinnen, Founder and CEO of Capitol Sisters International; member of IWF Colorado


  • Priscilla H. Douglas, EdD, President of PHDouglas & Associates; IWF Global Board Director; member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum
9:20 am - 10:30 amInside Jokes

Metropolitan Ballroom

We all love a good joke. Scientists say laughing leads to a longer and healthier life. Business leaders say humor can be a valuable asset in the workplace.

But what is funny to one person can be offensive to another. Here in Toronto, a home of the groundbreaking The Second City comedy troupe, birthplace of famed comics John Candy and Samantha Bee, we go beyond the easy punch lines to examine the uses, boundaries and limits of humor.


  • Tumi Morake, South African comedian, radio and TV presenter, and author of “And Then Mama Said…”
  • Saskia Schuster, Controller for Comedy for ITV and founder of Comedy 50:50
  • Allana Harkin, Producer, Correspondent and Segment Director for “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS


  • Caty Borum Chattoo, Executive Director for the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break

Frontenac Ballroom

11:00 am - 11:50 amTransitions: A Gender Discussion

The understanding of sexual identity has grown and deepened in the 45 years since IWF was founded. Today, sex and sexuality are much more widely studied and discussed.

Though societal attitudes toward gender-related issues have evolved, they vary widely. Transgender individuals – those whose gender identity is different from the sex they were assigned at birth – still face violence, discrimination and family issues.

But when transgender people share their stories, understanding can grow. We will hear from the former mayor of a small Texas town who transitioned from man to woman while in office, and have a conversation with actor and writer Debra McGrath and her transgender daughter Kinley Mochrie about their family’s experience.


  • Jess Herbst, human rights advocate and Planning and Zoning Commission Chair for the Town of New Hope, Texas


  • Debra McGrath, Actor, writer, trans mom
  • Kinley Mochrie, Actor and musician


  • Jeanne Meserve, moderator and speaker
12:10 pm - 12:55 pmBreakout Sessions - Discover, Explore
12:10 pm - 12:55 pmCalm Brings Clarity

Fontenac Ballroom

Can we train our brains to increase our happiness and improve our social and business interactions? Due Quach says yes. A Vietnamese refugee who attended Harvard and Wharton and went on to a successful career in finance, Due conquered her own anxieties by blending her knowledge of neuroscience with meditative techniques. She conducts a workshop showing us how to change the way we think and feel.


  • Due Quach, Author, CEO and Founder of Calm Clarity
12:10 pm - 12:55 pmThe First Entrepreneurs

Pier 4 & 5, across Skywalk from Conference Centre

Historically, there have been obstacles for Indigenous people as they pursue economic development and job creation for their communities. Meet three women whose entrepreneurial vision and creativity are driving change.


  • Melanie Goodchild, Founder of Turtle Island Institute; IWF Leadership Foundation Fellow Alumna
  • Jenn Harper, Founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc. Heather Dawn Thompson Founder of the Native American Capital’s Tribal Opportunity Zones Venture Group


  • Leslie Quinton, Vice President of Global Corporate Communications and Events for BRP
12:10 pm - 12:55 pmBecoming a Dangerous Woman

Harbour Ballroom

IWF member Pat Mitchell has led a life full of reinvention. She started out in a small town in Georgia, became a powerhouse in television as President of PBS and CNN Productions, and is now Editorial Director of TEDWomen. Her new book, “Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World,” is described as a memoir and call to action.

Pat shares her experience and advice on transforming your life at any and every age, and that by doing so, you can have a profound impact on those around you.


  • Michelle Haurilak, Director of PR, Digital & Product Marketing for Mary Kay Canada


  • Pat Mitchell, Author, Curator and Convener; member of IWF Georgia 78
1:15 pm - 1:50 pmLunch

Metropolitan Ballroom

Featuring a Special Performance by Methal

1:50 pm - 2:45 pmWaste Not

Sometimes, a pressing global problem is an opportunity for creative solutions from unexpected places. Our planet is drowning in waste. Every minute, nearly a million plastic beverage bottles are sold around the world, and two million plastic bags are distributed.

However, these trends can be reversed.

Entrepreneurs are putting their skills to good use by creating products that are a win-win: helping combat climate change while creating jobs. Global corporations, including financial institutions, are taking up the fight, proposing solutions and guiding their clients to best practices. Technologies and investments can be deployed to steer the world toward a circular economy and sustainable future. We hear from two women who are in the business of using business to solve the most vexing and pressing environmental challenges of our time.


  • Audrey Choi, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer for Morgan Stanley
  • Sarah Kauss, Founder and CEO of S’well; member of the Women’s Forum of New York


  • Sandy McIntosh, Executive Vice-president of People & Culture and Chief Human Resources Officer for TELUS
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmIWF Special Interest Group: Philanthropy

Harbour Ballroom, across Skywalk from Conference Centre

3:00 pm - 3:45 pmBook Signing Featuring Pat Mitchell

Frontenac Foyer

4:00 pm - 5:00 pmProgram Chairs Meeting

Pier 2 & 3, across Skywalk in Hotel

6:00 pm - 7:00 pmPre-Gala Reception

Frontenac Ballroom

7:00 pm - 10:00 pmIWF & LF 2019 International Hall of Fame Awards Gala

Metropolitan Ballroom

The Awards Gala features the induction of Nobel Laureates Dr. Frances Arnold (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2018) and Dr. Donna Strickland (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2018) into the IWF and Leadership Foundation Hall of Fame as well as a tribute to and celebration of the 2019 “Women Who Make a Difference” honorees.

10:00 pm - 12:00 amPost Gala Party

Metropolitan Ballroom