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Local Members Attend International Women’s Forum

on August 4, 2019 - 12:17pm

International Women’s Forum (IWF) members from Los Alamos, Linda Deck, Nancy Bartlit and Carol A. Clark attended the organization’s 3rd quarterly meeting Saturday at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. CHRISTUS St. Vincent CEO Lillian Montoya is a member of IWF and hosted the 4-hour event, which included a program on women and aging. Dr. Trent Sensiba, Dr. Lily Love and Dr. James Green presented talks as part of the program. From foreground center, Montoya, Bartlit, Sandra Evenson visiting from Washington, and Deck, who serves as board secretary for IWF. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

About IWF

The International Women's Forum - New Mexico (IWF-NM) was founded in 1989 in Santa Fe. The vision of the founders was to provide opportunities for women leaders in a variety of professions throughout the state to network with peers and counterparts and meet and collaborate with other active female professionals on business, social, cultural and personal issues.

Its primary goal is building leadership skills and fostering opportunities to lead and for friendship among members and for future generations of women in the state.  IWF-NM members come together from diverse backgrounds and interests to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other's lives, and to provide a backdrop of support and exert influence.

Members represent an exciting and wide range of professional  pursuits — directing Fortune 500 companies, composing symphonies, conducting  medical research, founding new businesses, managing ranches, leading cities, hosting radio shows, running TV stations and more. Members serve on the highest  judicial courts, preside over universities, promote peace, direct  non-profits, author books and record or make history.  

A major IWF-NM initiative is the Historic Women's Highway Marker Program, which memorializes women of importance throughout the state's history with 64 roadside markers to tell their stories. The program offers permanent recognition to these New Mexico women of courage, vision and fortitude throughout New Mexico's history. For more information visit the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division website.

The group is proudly affiliated with the International Women's Forum (IWF) and supports the common mission of advancing women's leadership across careers, cultures and continents. The IWF has 64 chapters in 23 nations, on five continents.

The International Women's Forum - New Mexico participates in worldwide IWF meetings from Hong Kong to Vancouver to Madrid, Jordan and Buenos Aires.

The organization is open to new members only by transfer from other IWF affiliates or by invitation. Learn more at