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PM Simpson-Miller inducted in IWF Hall of Fame


Jamaica’s Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has joined a cadre of female heads of government and global women leaders to be inducted in the prestigious International Women’s Forum (IWF) Hall of Fame.  The IWF, through the coveted Hall of Fame Award, pays tribute to “the incredible impact that women of courage, creativity and passion have made towards improving society, inspiring others and building better leadership in the world.”

The Award was presented on Friday October 18 at the IWF Leadership Conference in Vancouver Canada, where Prime Minister Simpson Miller joined other leaders such as Dame Eugenia Charles of Dominica, Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher of Britain, Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell of Canada, Hon Mary Robinson of Ireland, Hon. Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks, and Chen Zhili, President of the All China Women’s Federation, to be so honoured.

The International Women’s Forum, a 30 year old organization founded in the United States of America is dedicated to advancing leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world’s most outstanding women of significant and diverse achievement. 

At its Global Leadership Conference, the IWF brings together representatives of its worldwide membership to exchange ideas, inspire and promote better leadership for a changing world. Over 5,000 women leaders including Heads of Government participate in the Forum in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East.

The IWF Leadership Conference is being attended by some 1,300 global leaders of government, private sector and non-governmental organizations. The President of the IWF’s Jamaica Chapter, Ms Minna Israel and Past President of the Chapter, Mrs. Pat Ramsay were on hand to support the Prime Minister as she accepted the distinguished honour.