International Women’s Day 2019 Panel

Happy Hour (1)WNDC- Educational Foundation celebrates International Women’s Day with International Panel of Senior Women Diplomats

Thursday, March 7, 2019 (Lunch)

TIME: Bar opens at 12:00pm, Lunch served 12:15pm, Program 12:45-2pm

EVENT TYPE: WNDC Educational Foundation Speaker Panel


International Women’s Day is marked every year as a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The first observance was held on February 28, 1909 in New York City. Thousands of women marched to demand voting rights, better pay, and shorter working hours.

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is #BalanceforBetter, a call for action to build a gender-balanced world. The panel members at the luncheon will take WNDC’s motto “From the Right to Vote to the Power to Lead” and will explore the meaning of that motto in her own country.

United States: The Honorable Gina Kay Abercrombie-Winstanley (ret). Former U.S. Ambassador to Malta.

Yemen: The Honorable Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, Minister of Human Rights and first female Ambassador to the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.
Spain: The Honorable Concha Figuerola, Assistant Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States and former Ambassador from Spain to Namibia.
Malaysia: The Honorable Murni Abdul Hamid. Charge d’Affaires.
Republic of Guyana: Minister Counsellor/Alternative Representative to the Organization of American States, Lesley Dowridge-Collins.   

At this luncheon, we also welcome as our guests, young women from the EF’s Young Women’s Leadership Program.

PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members; $15 Young Dems (Includes lunch). $10 Lecture Only.

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