Accelerating the Advancement of Women Leaders 


January 22, 2019

Inspiration, passion and resilience will be in full force as Sarah, Duchess of York, takes the stage during an exceptional Conference General Session Close Wednesday, March 13.

“Both women embody a key Conference theme of Resilience & Risk Taking and provide lived examples of how the ability to push yourself beyond preconceived limits and act with confidence can enable breakthrough success,” said WFF President & CEO, Hattie Hill.

Philanthropist, entrepreneur, women’s advocate
The Duchess of York is both a philanthropist and entrepreneur who strongly supports the ability of women to impact and improve their own communities and the world, a belief she demonstrates in her own life. She is a passionate supporter of numerous charities that help children facing serious illness and that enable women to gain access to life-changing opportunities.
A best-selling author with more than 50 published titles, a special correspondent for NBC’s Today Show and co-producer of broadcast specials and documentaries in the United States and Great Britain, The Duchess also conceived and co-produced the critically-acclaimed film, The Young Victoria.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, The Duchess devotes much of her time to charities such as The Perfect World Foundation, The Teenage Cancer Trust, Teen Cancer America and Not for Sale. In 1993, she founded Children in Crisis, a charity that strives to improve the lives of children and women in developing countries.

She also champions Key to Freedom, a business structure initiative that supports the Women’s Interlink Foundation (WIF) by giving vulnerable young women a platform to sell their products, develop skills and earn an income.

Widely admired for her personal resilience, passion for a purpose-driven life and devotion to her two daughters, The Duchess advocates for the personal strength and agency of all women.

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