IWD 2024


PowerTalk Mentorship Luncheon Session: 

7:30 am - 9:30 am   PowerTalk Breakfast / Mentorship Program for college and young career women mentees and IWF member mentors 

International Women's Day Program:

9:00 am - 9:30 am   General Session Arrival / Networking

9:30 am – 1:30 pm  International Women's Day Program


Program Agenda: 

PowerTalk Breakfast and Mentorship Program

7:30 am – 9:15 am (Invitation only)

Moderated by Natosha Reid RiceGlobal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Habitat for Humanity International. For details on PowerTalk, click here.

International Women's Day Program 

9:30 am to 1 p.m  

Followed by optional networking lunch


Blythe Robinson, IWF Georgia President, and CEO and President of Sheltering Arms will provide welcome remarks and introduce the IWD Emcee, Saleemah Abdul-GhafurDirector and Chief of Staff for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Legacy Moment:

Natosha Reid RiceGlobal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Habitat for Humanity International reflects on the life of Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, Founder of IWF Georgia. 

Session 1: 

Global Happiness – Happiness through a cultural and international lens. Who’s the happiest and why; how does it tie to policy, leadership and equity; as well as health and mental health care.   

Panelists include: 

  • LARA AKNIN, Professor, Area Coordinator Social Psychology, Distinguished University Professor, Psychology, Simon Fraser University
  • ANN W. CRAMER, Senior Consultant, Coxe Curry & Associates (Moderating)
  • HELENE D. GAYLE, M.D., MPH., President, Spelman College
  • ROBERT WALDINGER, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, Massachusetts General Hospital; Cofounder, Lifespan Research Foundation

For details on our panelists and their bios, please click here

Session 2: 

She Who Laughs 

Janet Wellscomedienne and actress, teaches improv, conducts leadership workshops using humor.  Janet has spent her life pursuing happiness with laughs and spirituality. Women’s spirituality.  She is joining you today to present  “She Who Laughs”!

For details on our speaker, please click here

Session 3: 

A Life in Balance, Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness

Dr. Kathleen Hall, Founder and CEO of Mindful Living Network® and The Stress Institute®, keynote presentation with break-out discussions, and Q&A

Happiness is a natural gift that we can cultivate and expand upon. By consciously choosing happiness and integrating practices that promote well-being into our daily lives, we not only benefit ourselves but also contribute positively to our families, workplaces, communities, and the world at large. It's time for us to come together, both in our personal and professional spheres, to embrace a higher purpose and pursue genuine happiness and balance.

For details on our speaker, please click here

Event close

Lunch provided by Georgia-Pacific

Enjoy a boxed Chick-fil-A lunch to go or guests can stay and network with attendees 



​IWD 2024 Agenda
IWD 2024 Sponsorship
IWD 2024 Speakers
IWD 2024 Mentorship
IWD 2024 Leadership
IWD 2024 Resources/Media

A Hybrid Event Experience Hosted by Georgia-Pacific In Person and on Zoom

Parking entrance address: 

60 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 

Building Address: 

Georgia-Pacific, 133 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303

IWD Program will take place in the lobby level auditorium

PowerTalk Mentorship Program from 7:30 am - 9:15 am on 51st Floor, Invitation only and requires ID to enter


IWF Members:
in person or virtual

IWF Patron:
Name Recognition / Reserved Seats (2), 
$500 in person or virtual

In person - $75
Virtual - complimentary
​use promo code: IWDZOOM

Contact information:
Jennifer Langley, IWF Georgia Forum Manager, jlangley@iwfgeorgia.org,

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