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Frauen in IWF international Führungspositionen im Interview

Hier veröffentlichen wir in regelmäßigen Abständen Interviews mit unseren Mitgliedern aus aller Welt. 

Reihenfolge der Interviews: 

  1. Elisabeth Steiner, Präsidentin von IWF Austria, im Gespräch mit Uschi Fellner (Video-Interview)
  2. Maribel Königer, Direktorin Kommunikation, Journalismus und Medien bei der ERSTE Stiftung und Mitglied von IWF Austria, im Video-Interview 
  3. Regina Jankowitsch, Coach, Moderatorin und Mitglied von IWF Austria im Video-Interview
  4. Sabine Haag, Generaldirektorin des KHM Museumsverbands und Mitglied von IWF Austria war zu Gast bei Look! Live
  5. Deborah Shannon Trudeau, Weltpräsidentin des International Women's Forum
  6. Rebecca Susan Barfknecht, IWF Northern California, Sitz im IWF Board of Directors
  7. Ana Munoz Beraza, IWF Spain, Sitz im IWF Board of Directors

 

1. Interview mit Elisabeth Steiner, ehemalige Präsidentin von IWF Austria

Elisabeth Steiner in einem sehr offenen Gespräch mit Verlegerin Uschi Fellner über die Zeit der Krise und ihren "Corona-Alltag". 

Foto: Stefan Diesner / look! Magazin Wien

"Lasst uns schauen, wo es etwas Verbindendes gibt. Wo wir einander stützen können. Wo kann ich jemandem ein Lichtlein nach Hause bringen, der nicht mehr so ohne Weiteres hinaus gehen kann", formuliert Elisabeth Steiner ihren Anspruch an sich selbst während der Pandemie. 

Das ganze Interview befindet sich hier: https://vimeo.com/411558302  

2. Interview mit Maribel Königer, Direktorin Kommunikation, Journalismus und Medien bei der ERSTE Stiftung sowie Mitglied von IWF Austria

Foto: ERSTE Stiftung

Welch großes Privileg es ist, fürs Welt Verbessern durch die ERSTE Stiftung bezahlt zu werden und warum die europäische Idee im österreichischen IWF Chapter besonders lebendig ist, argumentiert die geborene Münchnerin Maribel Königer im Interview mit IWF Austria. 

Hier geht es zum Video: https://vimeo.com/422860280

3. Interview mit Regina Jankowitsch, Coach, Moderatorin und Mitglied von IWF Austria

Foto-Quelle: https://twitter.com/rm_jankowitsch

Im Gespräch mit IWF Austria spricht Regina Jankowitsch über ihren Weg zum Erfolg und bietet den Members von IWF Austria kostenlose Gesprächseinheiten an.

Das gesamte Video-Interview befindet sich hier: https://vimeo.com/412786175

4. Interview mit Sabine Haag, Generaldirektorin des KHM Museumsverbands und Mitglied von IWF Austria

Am Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2020 um 17:00 Uhr wird Sabine Haag Generaldirektorin des KHM Museumsverbandes und IWF Austria Mitglied, live in der Gemäldegalerie des Kunsthistorischen Museums von Look Herausgeberin Uschi Fellner interviewt.

Login: https://www.facebook.com/LOOKMagazinWien/

Fotoquelle: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabine_Haag

Zwei Tage, bevor das weltbekannte Museum wieder seine Pforten für BesucherInnen öffnet, bekommen wir exklusive Einblicke in die Werke der großen italienischen Meister und erfahren von Sabine Haag nicht nur, wie sie persönlich die Zeit während und nach Covid-19 erlebt, sondern auch, was es mit der auf Social Media höchst erfolgreichen weltweiten Museums- Challange auf sich hat, bei der Hunderttausende Menschen berühmte Kunstwerke „nachstylen“. 

Unter den Hashtags #tussenkunstenquarantaine #betweenartandquarantine #kunsthistorischesmuseumvienna bekommt man einen Eindruck davon, wie Kunst die Lebensfreude der Menschen in schwierigen Zeiten beflügeln kann.

Das Interview wird in einem Livestream übertragen und ist eine weitere Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Kooperation mit Look!.

Genauere Informationen folgen.

5. Interview mit Deborah Shannon Trudeau, Weltpräsidentin des International Women's Forum

Foto: IWF International

Interview: Elisabeth M. Edhofer

 

IWF Austria is delighted to have you here. Can you tell us about IWF and  Why did IWF chose Vienna as the destination for its winter board meeting?

Thank you for the warm welcome to Vienna.  IWF is a global organization of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. Our mission is to advance women’s leadership and champion equality around the world. Knowing this, hosting our board meeting in this international capital made perfect sense!

We are delighted to convene the IWF global leadership in this beautiful, dynamic city. Not only does Vienna abound with culture, arts, history and act as a gateway to European business,  this presents an opportunity for us to meet members from IWF Austria, a fairly new IWF Forum. We look forward to meeting local members to exchange ideas and perspectives and to strengthen together the international ties that make this organization so unique.

 

You are Canadian, based in Toronto Montreal. How did you learn about IWF first and what attracted you most?

I was invited to join  IWF through a friend who was a member of the Montreal chapter of IWF Canada. There are 7 Chapters across the country within IWF Canada. I was immersed in my work and my industry and felt that IWF would be an ideal platform to meet  women leaders from other sectors, to exchange ideas and discover new perspectives.   Also very appealing was the international aspect of IWF, which I valued from my own professional life, and the opportunity to network with women peers around the world. The experience has been rewarding beyond my expectations!

How long are you with IWF and what were your main career steps/responsibilities?

I have been a member of IWF for 18 years and during that time I have held many leadership roles within the organization, starting locally as  President of the IWF Montreal Chapter, then President of IWF Canada. I was a Director on the Global Board  for 6 years before stepping into my current role as President.  Over the years, IWF’s membership has grown, expanding to 33 countries with more still to come! The international aspect and programs, including our 2 annual international conferences, are some of our most unique features.  As a Canadian, I am thrilled to represent our global membership  as we advance the mission and purpose of the organization, which is to advance and support women leaders while working towards equality for women, world-wide.

 

You come from private industries – how does your experience in business help for running the organization?

I come from the private business sector, which has a very different focus than a membership organization of 7,000 women leaders—but many business principles can be applied. I believe I bring my entrepreneurial spirit , my creative thinking and international experience to the table. Our members are all accomplished leaders from different industries, with a rich diversity of experiences and perspectives. Our capacity to collaborate,  explore creative ideas and solutions and speak with a collective voice is driven by our commitment to women's leadership and to advancing the next generation of women leaders. 

 

During your tenure as the World President of IWF, your main goal is designing and implementing a strategic plan. Can you tell us more about that?

We are at the crossroads of change, transition and disruption.  In response, organizations must re-invent, re-imagine and re-align. To be sustainable and relevant in the future and to the next generation of leaders, we developed a new strategic plan. This roadmap will help align our priorities and strengthen the local to global connection that is vital to our organization.  We added another layer to our core purpose of advancing women's leadership, and that is championing equality for women around the world. This notion transcends borders and cultures. We challenge each local Forum to develop programs and initiatives that support this mission, so we can have an even greater impact across the globe.  Not only is it the right thing to do, but it’s the right thing to do for our economy, our communities and our world.

 

For the first time, there will also be a meeting of the European presidents. What are your expectations on that meeting?

We are expanding the focus of this meeting to provide a governance retreat to include our European Forum presidents.  In this fast-paced, digital world, meeting and networking in person can generate exceptional ideas and initiatives. We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our European sisters, who bring diverse and valuable experiences to the conversation on women’s leadership. We want to discuss partnerships, the expansion of our European leadership footprint as well as  mentorship and educational initiatives to elevate the next generation of leaders.  This meeting is an opportunity to bring those ideas to the table and exchange through a European lens.

 

Which role do you want IWF Austria to play within the IWF Family?

IWF Austria is a strong, growing local forum with tremendous energy and passion. We hope, over time, to encourage more Austrian members to attend international conferences and take on global leadership roles that allow them to express their ideas, share their initiatives and bring new perspectives.  More voices and minds contributing to IWF, such as those from IWF Austria, means greater strength, further impact and increased relevance for the organization for a better world – now and in the future.

 

Is there anything else you want us to know?

Last year, IWF celebrated 45 years since its founding in New York – a real milestone. I often mention what the “I” in IWF stands for:  International, Influence and Impact. How we act locally but connect globally.  This coming year will be busy.  Our International conferences will be held in London and Detroit, and next year in Santiago (Chile) and Seattle. These conferences are so important in building collaboration and connection.  We are also very proud of our educational programs and our  many initiatives to encourage upcoming women leaders through our leadership development programs, such as the Fellows Program.  We strongly believe in the need to continue this momentum and lift up the next generation of women .  We do that at IWF.

 

I have heard you stay a few more days longer in Austria – what are your plans?

I could not visit Austria in the winter without taking some time to ski.  I am thrilled to be heading to Kitzbuhel for the first time after previously skiing the Arlberg’s, mainly Lech/Zurs/St.Anton.  There is nothing like the Austrian mountain views, the slopes and most especially the warm, authentic Austrian ambience and hospitality.

 

Thank you very much for the interview.

 

6. Interview mit Rebecca Susan Barfknecht, IWF Northern California, Sitz im IWF Board of Directors

Foto: Stefan Diesner / Look Magazin Wien

Interview: Elisabeth M. Edhofer

 

You are member of IWF Northern California and of the Board of Directors of IWF - How did you learn about IWF first and what attracted you most?

I was first introduced to IWF when my company (Charles Schwab) nominated me for the IWF Fellows Program in 2006.

 

How long are you with IWF and what were your main career steps?

I joined IWF Northern California in 2010.   My career started with a technical writing position at Western Electric during the pre-divesture days of the Bell Telephone System.  During the actual divesture of the Operating companies (2 years into my career) I took a position to assist in building Engineering systems which allowed the individual regions to be independent.  It was a critically important career step and truly set my career advancement into motion.  I spent the next 15 years in at Pacific Bell in Engineering Systems and then moved into Financial Services with Charles Schwab building trading systems and then on to Technology Infrastructure Development and Management.  In my time it was still unusual for a woman to be leading Technology organizations in both Telecommunications and in Financial Services.

 

What are your actual responsibilities within IWF?

In my local Forum, Northern California, I have been the President and Membership Chair over the years.  I am now starting my 3rd (Final) Term on the IWF Board and my first year as the Chair of the Presidents' Council.  During my IWF Board terms I have been on the committees: Development (now Partnerships), New Forum Development, Forum Sustainability.  I chaired he Forum Sustainability committee for two years.

 

You come from the IT sector – how does your experience in business help to carry out your responsibilities?

In my local Forum, Northern California, I have been the President and Membership Chair over the years.  I am now starting my 3rd (Final) Term on the IWF Board and my first year as the Chair of the Presidents' Council.  During my IWF Board terms I have been on the committees: Development (now Partnerships), New Forum Development, Forum Sustainability.  I chaired he Forum Sustainability committee for two years.

 

Why should a successful professional Austrian businesswoman join IWF?   

IWF is the organization you don't think you need until you have it in your life.  It is this amazing place where you can relax and have fun, meet important resources and support other amazing women.  IWF Women are the most generous people I've ever met when it comes to time and advice on any issue (business or personal) you may possibly have.  I'm not sure how I managed my professional life before joining this amazing organization.

 

Is there anything else you want us to know? 

Before the IWF Fellows Program I was not a part of any Women's Organization and had not been for my entire career.  I never found them especially interesting nor helpful to my career.  IWF was completely different.  The women are each so generous with their time, talents and spirit.  Even if you have never met a person before, with a quick introduction you will find a wonderful, smart, supportive woman who will help you in anyway she can.  I cannot say enough about what a wonderful addition IWF was to my personal and professional life.

 

Thank you for the interview.

 

7. Interview mit Ana Munoz Beraza, IWF Spain, Sitz im IWF Board of Directors

Foto: Stefan Diesner / Look Magazin Wien

Interview: Elisabeth M. Edhofer

 

You are member of IWF Spain and member of the Board of Directors of IWF - How did you learn about IWF first and what attracted you most?

A friend of mine told me about it, this was 19 years ago! I was instantly attracted to the impressive group of accomplished women, their leadership and willingness to transform the world.

 

How long are you with IWF and what were your main career steps?

I joined IWF in 2002. I have been in the financial markets all my life, in 4 countries: Switzerland, UK, US, and Spain. Later, I managed a fund, and then became a Non Esecutive Director in Corporate Boards.

What are your actual responsibilities within IWF?

I am in the Board of IWF, and I sit in the Audit Committee and in the Executive Committee. 

 

You are an economist working in Financial Services – how does your experience in business help to carry out your responsibilities?

It helps me in the Audit Committee mostly, understanding the accounts and analyzing them. But also in general, having been a leader in a tough market like Finance, helps me encourage other women become their best version and being good leaders

 

You are the only European in the Board of Directors. In Vienna, there will be a meeting of the European presidents for the first time – what are your expectations?

There are more Europeans from France and the UK with me..I expect a vibrant discussion of what we want to accomplish in IWF in the years to come

 

Is there anything else you want us to know?

That I LOVE Vienna and am looking forward to being there!

Thank you for the interview.

 

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