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At the Board and Strategy meetings on Tuesday 15th September, newly elected IWF UK Chair, Shirley Cooper announced the appointment of Susan Young and Sylvana Caloni as Vice Chairs of the IWF UK Board.
Susan Young chaired IWF UK from 2012 to 2014. She is an American entrepreneur who settled in London three decades ago. Susan initiated “PORTRAYED”, 30 portraits of past IWF UK Chairs for the 25th Anniversary. In 2009 she pivoted from senior executive roles to help build City Academy, one of London’s leading performance and creative arts companies.
Members heard the fascinating stories from three published authors, Alison Maitland, Christine Brown-Quinn and Alla Bashenko, about what inspired them to write, how they learned to start writing and the efforts it requires.