Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wed, Sept 15: UN Presents: "Successes & Challenges of Women in Leadership Roles in Traditionally Male-Dominated Environments"

A Forum on the Empowerment of Women
Wednesday - 15 September 2010

1:00 – 2:45 PM

United Nations Church Center
777 UN Plaza, 8th Floor – Boss Room

(44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Hosted by -
The Spirituality, Values and Business Working Group of the NGO
Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns–NY
Convening Sponsor - Child Family Health International (CFHI)
Co-sponsors - International Center for Good Business (ICFGB), Institute of International Social Development (IISD), and Spiritual United Nations (SUN)

In July 2010, the annual high-level meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) concluded with Member States stressing the need for greater investment in women and girls and outlining concrete steps to advance gender equality and empower women. While this is the specific target of Millennium Development Goal #3, it is well recognized that the role of women will be important to the achievement of all eight goals and especially critical for achieving goals 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Throughout the world women are stepping up and assuming more leadership roles in NGOs. In many cases, it may be the first time a woman has served in this kind of a role. Whether these new roles for women are at high organizational, or grassroots levels, they come with their own challenges and opportunities.

Come share in the discussion with women who are succeeding in these new roles. Hear their successes and challenges. Learn about their strategies and share from your own experience. The panel members will speak briefly to introduce the topic and give some perspectives but this forum will rely on the participation of the audience. This not-for-women-only session invites men to join the group to hear perspectives that you may not be used to hearing and to open your mind to possible new ways of thinking.

Introduction and Welcome: Steven Schmidbauer,
M. Div., Executive Director

Child Family Health International (CFHI)

Moderator: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury,
former Under-Secretary General and
High Representative of the UN (OHRLLS)

Panelists Include: Jessica Evert,
MD, Medical Director, Child Family Health International
Monika Mitchell,
Good Business International

Hema Pandey,
India Coordinator, Child Family Health International
UN Staff, Missions, NGOs, Corporate and Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs are invited. Those wishing to attend should send a registration request
no later than 12 Sept 2010 to:
For more information contact:

The NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns-NY (CSVGC-NY)
is a Committee of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO). 

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