Global Leaders Gather in Tel Aviv for 2016 International Women’s Forum (IWF) World Cornerstone Conference

International Leaders Assemble to Talk Tech, Gender Parity and More

TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 2016 International
Women’s Forum
(IWF) World Cornerstone Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel
(May 17-19) brings together a diverse group of leaders from the
business, government, NGO and academia sectors to examine pressing
global matters, including water security, the technology divide, cyber
security, gender equality and more.

The theme of this year’s invitation-only conference, “Seek, Solve,
Soar,” continues to build upon IWF’s mission of inspiring present and
future women leaders to identify solutions and be the catalyst for
change in their own communities.

IWF’s Conferences aim to equip women leaders with knowledge and insights
on topics impacting international progress, economic growth and business
development. Leaders will foster powerful exchanges on global issues to
drive societal actions. Sessions include: Women in Tech: Leading the
, The Digital Divide: Ensuring Technology Dividends for All,
and Water: Rethink, Recycle, Renew.

“Tel Aviv is known for its constant change, fast-paced growth and
technological progress. We are thrilled to have our talented group of
panelists and hundreds of IWF members in Tel Aviv, a city that embodies
IWF’s mission to elicit positive change on a global scale,” said Mina
Teicher, IWF Leadership Foundation Board Director, Conference Co-Chair &
former Chief Scientist of the Israeli government.

Select speakers include:

  • Dr. Miriam “Miki” Haran, Water Conservation Leader and Former
    Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Environment; Head of
    Postgraduate Environmental Studies, Ono Academic College
  • Dr. Kira Radinsky, CTO and Co-Founder of SalesPredict
  • Dr. Eviatar Matania, Head of the National Cyber Bureau, Office
    of the Prime Minister of Israel
  • Ruth Polachek, Chairwoman & Founder of she codes;
  • Sivan Ya’ari, Founder & CEO, Innovation: Africa
  • Catherine “Cady” Coleman, PhD, NASA astronaut and chemist with
    more than 4,330 hours in space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and
    the International Space Station

“We truly believe learning is the foundation of leading. As leaders and
trusted members of our societies, we are responsible for shaping our
communities,” said Teresa Weintraub, IWF President. “This conference
puts the welfare of the people front and center, by empowering women
leaders and engendering a dialogue between influential women and men
surrounding critical issues, in a global city such as Tel Aviv.”

Members interested in attending, please contact Crosby Cromwell at
or 202-387-1010.

About International Women’s Forum (IWF)

IWF is a singularly unique organization comprised of more than 6,300 of
the world’s most dynamic, accomplished and visionary women who are
dedicated to advancing better leadership around the world. These women
of significant and diverse achievement span 35 nations, six continents,
many careers and cultures, and yet are wholly aligned in a commitment to
change the face of global leadership. The IWF, a 365-day-a-year
membership organization, shapes global conferences and programs around
the mission to build better leadership through training, mentoring and
connectivity. Visit
for more information.


Megan Milam, 404-443-7363