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.
Sylvana Caloni, a member of the IWF UK Board, shares her thoughts from the perspective of a former senior executive in finance as well as a leadership coach. She speaks about the importance of developing networks and has a shining story about the power of resilience.
Alison Maitland, Vice Chair of IWF UK, is an author, speaker and coach. She gained her global perspective on work and organisations as a journalist at the Financial Times and has co-authored three books on women and business, the future of work and inclusion. Alison shares her views on “collective” leadership and the importance of agile working.
Judith Donovan CBE, is a pragmatic leader who cares for and champions the causes of her communities. Having started in advertising and direct marketing, she has been a successful entrepreneur and holds many non executive roles. Judith has received several awards and honours for bringing people together to solve problems and create opportunities.
Dr Neslyn Watson-Druée CBE arrived in the UK at 19 years of age from Jamaica with 5 Ordinary Levels. From her initial training as a nurse, she overcame the obstacles of prejudice and discrimination as a young black woman to become a Senior Leader within the National Health Service. She has received 25 Awards acknowledging her impact on society.