TORONTO, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T Inc. today announced a contribution of $12,500 to the International Women’s Forum of Canada (IWFC). The donation will provide a scholarship for a woman in the non-profit sector in Canada to participate in the IWF Leadership Foundation Fellows Program. The Fellows Program is the premier international leadership and executive development program for emerging women leaders around the world.
Each year, the IWF Leadership Foundation selects approximately 30 talented women from academia, corporations, government and the non-profit sector to participate in the development program. Produced in partnership with the Harvard Business School and the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, the Fellows program is coveted by women aspiring to be in the most senior leadership positions. The purpose of this Fellows Program is to apply members’ expertise and experience to benefit women around the globe.
“AT&T Global Services Canada places extremely high value on the experience and expertise women bring to our day-to-day operations. We have a significant number of women in leadership positions throughout our organization,” stated Mary Livingston, AT&T Global Services Vice President for Canada, Caribbean and Latin America.
“We are very pleased to support the IWF because we fundamentally believe that the opportunities provided by participation in the IWF Fellows Program are both important for the continued advancement of professional women and an invaluable experience for the female leaders of tomorrow.”
The Fellows Program does not end in the classroom. Opportunities are created for fellows to share their experience and alumnae continue to learn from the best, promoting the evolution of a mentorship culture for women.
“IWF Canada is thrilled to be the recipient of this contribution,” stated Alison Youngman, President of IWF Canada and a member of the Board of the IWF global Leadership Foundation. “Corporate Canada has participated in the IWF Leadership Foundation Program for many years but this grant, together with matching funds from IWF Canada, will enable us to support a Fellow who might otherwise never have access to this amazing program.”
The IWF is a global membership association of preeminent female business executives, heads of state, government, and leaders in the arts, sciences, diplomacy and more. Internationally, more than 4,400 women participate in the IWF in 22 nations. Founded in 1982, IWF Canada is a leading affiliate within the organization. The IWFC has chapters in Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo region, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. The Leadership Foundation is the non-profit educational arm of IWF.
About Philanthropy at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T supports projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2007, AT&T contributed more than $164 million through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T, combine more than $1.9 billion of historic charitable commitment to communities across the country.
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