The Trusteeship
International Women's Foundation

Monthly Update

February 2018
Announcements & Recognitions

Just a Peek Into  
What We Have
Been Up To!

Julie Newcomb Hill
Julie has ascended to the upper echelon of Orange County business and civic life. Now the chair of the UC-Irvine Foundation faces another corporate hurdle straight ahead. A February edition of the Orange County Business Journal shares the story of Julie’s appointment to the Broadcom Takeover Board of rival Qualcomm. To read the entire article, please Click Here.

Julie Meier Wright

Julie was interviewed by the San Diego region’s leading polling company on a range of political and policy views informed by her involvement at the federal, state and regional level. The interview can be Found Here.

Julie also spoke at the US-Brazil Innovation Immersion, an exchange led by the US Council on Competitiveness where she is a Senior Fellow, on strengthening regional economies through an objective look at liabilities and ways to build on assets.


Dale Franzen

Dale shares a personal message from Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti: 
“I am pleased to inform you that I hereby appoint you to the Board of Library Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles, term ending June 30, 2022.”
Mayor Garcetti


Renata Simril
Renata is featured in a February edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal:  Renata Simril, chief executive of the LA84 Foundation, described herself as a player coach when it comes to running the private nonprofit organization dedicated to youth sports programs that she has headed since January 2016, Click Here.

Renata was also featured on ABC7 News discussing Gender Equity, Click Here to watch the interview.


Janice Bryant Howroyd

Los Angeles Times Article:  How she build a $1-billion business

It’s all about getting the right fit, founder of employment agency Act 1 says.

The gig:  Janice Bryant Howroyd, 65, is founder and chief executive of Act 1 Group, an employment agency that also provides consulting and business services, including background checks and screening. She’s the first African American woman to operate a company that generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, according to Black Enterprise Magazine. Act 1, which includes other brands such as Agile 1, A-Check Global and AppleOne, has contracts with 17,000 clients in 19 countries. To read the rest of this article Click Here.


Judy Olian
Judy shares her latest news:  “I am becoming the President of Quinnipiac University on July 1, from Dean of UCLA Anderson.”

Abbe Land

In February Abbe Land became Chair of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County (PPAP). PPAP is a political advocacy organization that works to advance reproductive health through political action, advocacy, and education; prior to becoming Chair she served as Secretary. On February 22nd, Abbe was a panelist for a Coro event, Coro Leading Locally Initiative: The Current State of Local Party Politics. The event took place at the Glendale Library, was moderated by Glendale City Clerk, Ardy Kassakhian; and featured a discussion on the current state of party politics in Southern California.

Stacy Phillips
Stacy was named to theTop 10 Southern California Superlawyers List in February.


Gale Anne Hurd
Gale’s MANKILLER documentary, celebrating the life of IWF Hall of Fame honoree Chief Wilma Mankiller, announced as the Centerpiece Film for New York City’s Athena Film Festival with Gloria Steinem on the film’s Q&A panel. Click Here

The Walking Dead returned Sunday, February 25th for the second half of the 8th season. The show was also renewed for a 9th season. Click Here

Gale also participated as a panelist for the University of Georgia’s ‘Entertainment Industry Insiders’ panel on Monday, February 26th. Click Here

CBS Films announces lead casting news for Gale Anne Hurd’s Hellfest feature. Click Here


Martha Daniel
IMRI President & CEO, and University of La Verne alumna, Martha Daniel, was honored to be invited to give the keynote address for the College of Business and Public Management 2018 Winter Commencement ceremony. Ms. Daniel congratulated the graduates and encouraged them not to let anyone turn them around from their dreams of being successful. Click Here to watch.


Gloria Allred
The annual New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) Women’s Caucus Reception, hosted by Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs Helene Blank, Michele Mirman, Meryl Schwartz and Marea Wachsman, took place on February 15th. At the event, the fifth Lenore Kramer Award for Excellence was presented to Gloria Allred, Esq for her commitment to empowering women in the legal community, the workplace and society. The award is named after former NYSTLA President Lenore Kramer. To view a video of acceptance speech Click Here or read below.

“I am thrilled to have been selected to receive the Lenore Kramer award from the Women’s Caucus of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. I am particularly honored to have been presented the award by Judge Betty Ellerin who is a hero and icon for women in the legal community,” said Gloria. “I am also honored that so many distinguished judges and prominent members of the bar supported the Women’s Caucus by attending the award ceremony last night. I look forward to continuing my battle for justice for those who need and deserve equal protection under the law.”


Rachael Worby

Rachael, Founder and Artistic Director of MUSE/IQUE, is proud to announce that her orchestra’s summer music series will continue under a new collaboration with The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on June 30, July 28 and August 25, 2018.

“This is an exhilarating new chapter for MUSE/IQUE! We are honored that the Huntington has opened its doors to our audiences and our performers. By doing so, they offer us an infinite curatorial palate and enable us to reach new artistic heights and new audiences,” says Rachael. “We are grateful to Caltech for offering their campus as our summer home for the past six years, and for our fruitful partnership which fostered our dramatic growth.”

Aptly titled STATES/UNITED: Mapping Musical America, the three-part series of live events at the Huntington will celebrate and explore our unique American sound. Each program will showcase the mysterious and powerful interplay between the forces of time, place and music. Audiences will be treated to the ultimate musical road trip, which will feature the streetwise sound of Harlem jazz, Leonard Bernstein, coast to coast rock and soul, cherished songs inspired the American Midwest, the glittering magic of Las Vegas, the transformative hits of Route 66, the uniquely inclusive sound of Los Angeles, and much more.


Cherly Boone Issacs

Page Six Shares: Quincy Jones, Halle Berry, Kobe Bryant and Common were among the stars paying tribute to former film academy president Cheryl at the sixth annual Icon Mann pre-Oscar dinner.

They lauded her decades of leadership in entertainment and her legacy of bringing more diversity to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as she received the inaugural Legacy Award Tuesday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. To read the full article, Click Here. 


IWF Conferences

Melbourne, Australia: May 2-4, 2018 – IWF Cornerstone Conference

Miami, Florida: October 24-26, 2018 – IWF World Leadership Conference

Barcelona, Spain: April 2019 – IWF Cornerstone Conference

Toronto, Canada: November 13-15, 2019 – IWF World Leadership Conference

Vienna, Austria: May 2020 – IWF Cornerstone Conference

Detroit, Michigan: October 7-9, 2020 – IWF World Leadership Conference


“The Trusteeship is a wonderful refuge — a place to go that is safe, nurturing and supportive. A place where you can suspend time — where the pressures and demands of your daily routine become secondary to the sharing of confidences and passions with women that walk similar paths and know your challenges and triumphs.”

– Rita