Following last week’s widely attended Women’s Meet & Greet dinner sponsored by the Women’s Affairs Office, the CNMI Women’s Association has now turned its attention to gearing up for the upcoming two-day Women’s Summit, which will be held March 30-31, 2016, from 7:30am to 4pm at the Kanoa Resort. The first Women’s Summit was held in 2013.
The theme for this year’s global campaign is “Pledge For Parity,” and the Women’s Summit will feature two days of presentations, networking, financial literacy workshops, free health screenings, and a job fair for participants. Registration will be capped at 175 participants for both days.
Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural, and political achievement. “Women have much to celebrate, but we must continue to strive for parity in all areas. The 2016 Women’s Summit will explore the question ‘Why Women? Why Now? Why You?’ and will include speakers from a cross-section of the community,” said Jacqueline Che, Women’s Summit chair and CWA board of director.
This year marks the 105th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the economic, educational, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future.
To register for the Women’s Summit, please contact Patricia Mareham, CWA Case Worker, at 233-8978 Monday to Friday 1pm-5pm, email email@example.com, or visit the Garapan Community Development Center next to the Carolinian Affairs Office in Garapan.
More details will be shared and added to the CNMI Women’s Association website www.cnmiwomen.org, Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/cnmiwomen.org, and other media platforms.
The CWA’s mission is to “empower women for leadership as guardians of our guinaha (assets); both tangible and intangible; to include political, economic, and social leadership. The CWA provides education and training opportunities, mentorship, advocacy, and information and referral services in a culturally competent and nurturing way. The CWA fosters konfiansia (self-confidence) and commitment in women to maximize their potential to positively impact our families”.
The CNMI Women’s Association is funded by the Community Services Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs-Department of Youth Services.