Barbara has been a member of International Womens Forum (IWF), and has served as Vice-President of Memberships for IWF Canada.
The International Women’s Forum (IWF) is a one-of-a-kind organization of pre-eminent women that furthers dynamic leadership, leverages global access and maximizes opportunities for women to exert their influence. Membership is by invitation only and is influenced by definitive international standards. IWF has affiliates in 21 countries and on five continents.
IWF pursues its vision by fostering global, national and local networks of women leaders who share knowledge and ideas. The organization sponsors a rich array of conferences open only to members and their guests. IWF also feeds the pipeline of future women leaders, most importantly through a Leadership Foundation that provides in-depth training and mentorship for 12 to 15 women annually.
The Vancouver Forum has over 100 members. It is a non-profit organization run by a Board of directors with one part-time administrator.
The International Women’s Forum is advancing women’s leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world’s most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement.
Through this global organization, IWF members come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other’s lives, to provide a network of support and to exert influence. Through the Leadership Foundation, IWF helps prepare future generations of women leaders.