Judy Piatkus has been a member of IWF UK for more than thirty years. Her business memoir, Ahead of Her Time: How a One-Woman Startup Became a Global Publishing Brand will be published in Spring 2021. She completed her MA in Creative Leadership as a mature student and she founded Conscious Café to bring people together in thoughtful conversations.
Perseverance, Passion and Pivoting: The keys to preserving the future of the arts during a pandemic.
The creative industries are doing what they do best – being creative. Sally Doganis, IWF UK member and Co-Chair of the Arts and Culture group, brought together four esteemed experts to share their experiences of the pandemic and what is on the horizon. More than 100 IWF UK members and guests registered for the event on 28 October.
The annual IWF UK Autumn Reception is an opportunity to connect with fellow members, meet prospective members and engage in a broader discussion centred on a topic linked to the IWF UK key purpose and mission. It did not disappoint.
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.