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ICYMI! Women in Leadership: Driving Change for a Sustainable Future – Celebrating IWD 2022

Elena Churikova, Bhumi Jariwala, Katherine Martin | March 8, 2022

To mark this year’s International Women's Day (IWD), we invited two empowering leaders and diversity champions:

Meggie Palmer, the founder of PepTalkHer, an organization with the mission of closing the gender pay gap. Meggie and her team trained tens of thousands of professionals globally and helped companies achieve gender parity at all levels of the organization. In her former life, Meggie spent 15 years as a journalist and foreign correspondent traveling from Syria to Italy telling stories for networks including BBC World, CNBC, Channel 7, and Vogue.

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CEO of KET Solutions, a consulting firm focused on business growth, innovation, strategy, transformation, and inclusive leadership. Prior to this role, Kimberly served in global leadership roles for Oracle Corporation for nearly 17 years. She is the Chair of the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. Kimberly’s expertise and leadership has been recognized many times, including awards such as Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and CPA Practice Advisor’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.

If you missed the event or would like to rewatch, please click the video below and Happy International Women's Day 2022!



Elena Churikova

Elena Churikova is the Senior Manager, Governance at IFAC. She leads the work of IFAC’s Nominating Committee and Interim Nominating Committee. Elena previously worked at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) in the Compliance Division. Prior to her role at IEPA, she successfully lead multiple grass-root and advocacy programs with international non-profit organizations in Kyrgyzstan. See more by Elena Churikova

Bhumi Jariwala

Bhumi Jariwala was previously the editor of the IFAC Knowledge Gateway. Ms. Jariwala has experience in communications, market research, and information technology. She is now at Disney Media and Entertianment at the Walt Disney Company. See more by Bhumi Jariwala

Katherine Martin

Katherine Martin is a Senior Communications Associate at IFAC. Ms. Martin has experience in digital communications, social advocacy, and reporting.


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