International Women's Forum to Award Hall of Fame Honors at Vancouver Gala

Ceremony to Feature Principal Artist and First Lady of Musical Theater, Elaine Paige

WHAT: The International Women's Forum's (IWF) 2013 World Leadership Conference celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of trailblazing women leaders through its International Hall of Fame. IWF is a global membership organization of more than 5,000 highly accomplished women from 29 nations that promotes opportunities for women in leadership.

During this year's conference gala, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, the 19th Prime Minister of Canada and IWF's Past President, will make opening remarks. The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, will be receiving IWF's Woman Who Makes a Difference Award.

Dr. Jonathan Girard and the University of British Columbia Symphony Orchestra will serve as the distinguished performing artists.

WHO: The 2013 Hall of Fame honorees are:

The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller – The seventh Prime Minister of Jamaica and head of the People's National Party.

Lynn Johnston Canada's foremost cartoonist, who was the first woman and first Canadian to win the Reuben Award.

Anne Murray – Iconic platinum recording artist and multi-award winning Canadian entertainer whose albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide.

WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:30 PM

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

MEDIA CONTACT:

Please note, filming and audio recording of the ceremony is not permitted, though interviews may be arranged separately. Print coverage of the gala is permitted. For media inquiries about the gala, or to schedule an interview with any of the special guests/honorees, please contact Kim Rymsha at krymsha@gymr.com / 202-745-5054.

About The International Women's Forum – For more than 30 years, the International Women's Forum (IWF) has been dedicated to advancing leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world's most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. The IWF brings together an unprecedented global membership to exchange ideas, to learn and inspire, and to promote better leadership for a changing world. Founded the U.S., the IWF has grown across 5 continents into 29 nations. There are more than 5,000 women leaders now participating in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America as members of IWF.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 16, 2013/

SOURCE: International Women?s Forum

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