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.
IWF UK Members reveal that working too much, a racing mind and feeling anxious result in too little sleep. The impact of lack of sleep is seen on physical & mental health, team effectiveness and economic cost due to lower productivity. Dr Katharina Lederle provided evidence on the benefits of sleep and useful tips to wake up feeling refreshed.
IWF UK is delighted to announce that our newly elected Chair is Shirley Cooper who takes over as Julie Goldstein steps down from the role after four momentous and successful years.
IWF UK Board Member and Treasurer Jeannette Lichner delivered Part II of the workshop “Demystifying the Boardroom” on the 27th of July where she provided an insider’s view on why you might want to become a NED and how to align your interests and talents to the organisation that’s right for you.