For the very first time, International Women’s Forum members from around the world were asked to compete to present their leading-edge ideas and inventions for building a better world—and better lives. MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall, a member of IWF Oregon, was one of three plenary speakers selected to take the stage and make lightning-round presentations about compelling concepts fitting the theme, “Ideas Remaking the World.”
During the plenary, Susan described how women with disabilities from developing countries – who often face double-discrimination – emerge as a source of innovators and change-makers when given opportunities to lead.
Watch the “Power of WILD” – the video submission that led to Susan’s selection as a plenary speaker – on this page to learn more about MIUSA’s signature exchange program, the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability.
The International Women’s Forum is a professional network connecting the world’s most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. The International Women’s Forum 2016 World Leadership Conference (#IWF16) is a sold-out conference and expects to welcome over 700 leaders from over 31 nations, including Australia, Israel, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and more.