Founder and Principal, PHDouglas & Associates
Priscilla H. Douglas, PhD, is the Founder and Principal of PHDouglas & Associates, a consulting firm that helps leaders achieve breakthrough results. The Boston Women’s Business Journal has recognized Priscilla as one of the area’s “Top 10 Executive Coaches,” and her book, Getting There & Staying There: Coaching Questions to Get There and Stay, extends her reach. She brings over thirty years of real-world experience and thought leadership to client engagements. Her professional career includes key executive positions in government, academics, and business where she was often the first woman and the first African American. As a White House Fellow, she served as a Special Assistant to William H. Webster, Director of the FBI. She also was elected by her peers to serve on the White House Fellows Alumni Association. Within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts she has held two key positions: as Assistant Secretary for Public Safety and as Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations. She initiated the Governors Task Force on Domestic Violence and the Hate Crimes Task Force. A former instructor in the master’s program for Harvard University Radcliffe Seminars, she taught courses in management, leadership, and organizational behavior. Priscilla currently serves on the boards of Leader Bank, American Repertory Theater, Boston Public Library the Museum of Science, and the National Council for The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership. Priscilla also has presented as a thought leader at the Aspen Institute, Club of Rome, and in forums in Singapore, Australia, South Africa, and Japan. She is a member of the Massachusetts Women's Forum.
Shimi Kang, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Best-selling Author and Founder, Dolphin KIDS: Future-ready Leaders
Shimi Kang, M.D. is an award-winning, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, researcher, media expert and TEDx speaker with millions of views. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and #1 best-selling author of The Dolphin Parent and the newly released Tech Solution: Creating Healthy Habits for Growing up in A Digital World. Kang is passionate about providing science-based tools that optimize the power of the human brain. She is the founder of Dolphin Kids: Future-Ready Leaders, CEO of Spark Mindset and host of the YouTube show Mental Wealth with Dr. Shimi Kang. She has received numerous honors including the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and YWCA Woman of Distinction Awards. Kang is most proud of receiving the Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service, and, of being the mother of three awesome but exhausting children. Shimi is a member of IWF British Columbia.
Founder and CEO, Root of Peace
Heidi Kuhn is Founder and CEO of Roots of Peace, a humanitarian-nonprofit organization founded in September 1997 with a vision to transform MINES TO VINES--replacing the scourge of landmines with sustainable agricultural farmland. Her pioneering work empowers families living in war-torn regions with hope leading to the economics of peace through export and trade. Over the past 23 years, Heidi has grown Roots of Peace across the world with the support of the United States Government, the United Nations, World Bank, international governments, Rotary Clubs and the private sector. She has been recognized by numerous world leaders including UN Secrteary-General Kofi Annan, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, His Holiness Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, the Grand Mufti of the Dome of Jerusalem and many heads of state and government. Heidi is a member of IWF Northern California.
To date, Roots of Peace has impacted over 1 million farmers and families, spanning eight countries – Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Iraq, Israel, Palestine and Vietnam. Heidi's work has led the successful USAID program to increase the agricultural exports in Afghanistan from $250 million in 2014 to over $1.4 billion in 2020. Roots of Peace has facilitated the removal of over 100,000 landmines and unexploded bombs, restoring the land for agricultural bounty.
Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon/COACh
Geraldine (Geri) Richmond is the Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon where she has been since 1985. With a passion for science, Geri has been active throughout her career in teaching science, conducting laser-based research with her students on important environmental topics and working on science policy issues both domestically and internationally. A native of Kansas, Geri received her B.S. in chemistry from Kansas State University and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Geri is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a current presidential appointee to the U.S. National Science Board and has served as the U.S. Science Envoy for the Lower Mekong River Countries. She is the founding and current director of a grass-roots organization called COACh that has helped over 22,000 women scientists and engineers in career advancement in the U.S. and in dozens of developing countries around the world. Recent awards for her research, education and outreach activities include the National Medal of Science (2016), the Priestley Medal from the American Chemical Society (2018) and the Linus Pauling Medal Award (2018). Geri is a member of IWF Oregon.