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Promoting Women Leaders

By Invitation Only

The International Women's Forum of Connecticut (IWFCT) is a supportive network of women leaders across diverse backgrounds, achievements, recognition and leadership committed to community and advancing other women.

See What IWFCT Presidents are saying

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Lucie Claire Vincent
Marie Meliksetian

IWFCT Co-Presidents
Jan 2023 - Dec 2024

IWFCT is building the next generation of visionary leaders, diverse in all aspects both at a local and global level.  

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Marie Meliksetian
IWFCT President
Jun 2018 - Dec 2022

Global meets local and local meets global.  At IWFCT, the wealth of knowledge, networking and long life relationships are unparalleled 


Roberta Prescott
IWFCT President
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018

An opportunity to meet amazing women locally and from around the world that otherwise you would not have the opportunity to meet any other way

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Valarie Gelb

IWFCT President

2012 - 2016

Bringing the world’s preeminent women leaders together and sharing common experiences is what International Women’s Forum is all about


Virginia Giuffre

IWFCT President

2010 - 2012

IWFCT brings women from across industries allowing them to make long life connections both at local and global level

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Maureen Gorman

IWFCT President

2008- 2010

What is so amazing about the women at IWFCT is their commitment to helping each other, building friendship and paying it forward 

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Marilyn Ford

IWFCT President

2006- 2008

IWFCT provides its members with market trend knowledge and events that combine insight into the latest trends and engaged discussions


Maura Carley

IWFCT President

2002 - 2006

As Kim Campbell used to say "IWFCT is the organization for women who are too busy to belong to an organization"

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Susan Whiting
IWFCT President
2000 - 2002

Honored by IWF for her career accomplishments and her mentoring skills by naming her a “Woman Who Makes A Difference.”

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Carolyn Dugan
IWFCT President
1996 - 2000

 IWFCT is a dynamic organization that brings together preeminent worldwide
women leaders on a continuous basis

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Ann Hyde
IWFCT President

IWFCT Founder and former board member of the Women's Forum of New York.  Tireless and fierce advocate for Women

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