Getting ready for the Women’s Summit

Posted on Mar 26 2019

The Women’s Summit planning committee is gearing up for its 6th Annual CNMI Women’s Summit, an event dedicated to empowerment, education, and connection.

The daylong event will be held Friday, March 29, from 7:30am to 4:30pm, at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, and will revolve around the theme: “Lead-HER-Ship: Masters of our own Destiny.”

A highlight of this year’s program will be keynote speaker and ethnographer, oral historian, and research associate Rlene Santos Steffy.

A daughter of the Marianas, Steffy has contributed 40 years of historic preservation efforts through mass communication.

Her achievements and scholarship earned her the Guam Preservation Trust Chairman’s Award, which for the first time in Guam history was awarded to a recipient who has displayed outstanding leadership in historic preservation.

This year’s Women’s Summit was conceived to promote the empowerment of women through women’s woven voices, particularly by opening up discussion and engaging in deep conversation about issues that affect women.

In the morning, the summit will open with a TED-talk style presentation and moderated panel discussion on a variety of topics including Women and the Sustainable Development Goals, maternity and paternity paid leave, domestic violence and sexual assault, women’s health and reproductive rights, and a discussion on the military buildup.

The summit will also feature a group breakout working session in the afternoon, where issues for policy advocacy and change and recommendations when/where policy is appropriate will be discussed and formalized as recommendations.

Recommendations for actions will be formally transmitted to the 21st CNMI Legislature for consideration and action.

For more information on the summit and the program, email, visit, or call (670) 233-8978

Seats are limited for this free event.

Interested attendees are encouraged to register early:

Northern Marianas College will be live-streaming the morning session for those who wish to participate virtually.

The CNMI Women’s Association would like to extend its appreciation to the following sponsors for making the 6th Annual Women’s Summit possible: Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, Marianas Variety, Northern Marianas Humanities Council, NMC, IT&E – CNMI, and U-TOP Investment (Saipan) Inc. (PR)

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