The Saipan Chamber of Commerce hosted its first event for its Young Professionals Committee, a presentation on the benefits of diversity in the CNMI and the workplace.
Chairperson Mable Ayuyu arranged the free presentation by Dr. Laura Souder and her husband, Dr. Samuel Betances, on Wednesday evening, April 1, in the conference room of the Chamber office at Marianas Business Plaza.
The couple owns a company called Souder, Betances & Associates. They offer diversity training and consulting. This year, Drs. Souder and Betances spoke at the “My Youth, My Island” Conference in Palau to provide inspiration to the youth. One of Dr. Souder’s most notable works is a book titled Daughters of the Island: Contemporary Chamorro Women Organizers, which was published by the University Press of America in 1992.
Bobby Cruz, program coordinator for the English Language Arts Department for the Public School System, was instrumental in arranging this event for the Saipan Chamber of Commerce. (SCC)