World Affairs Council Meeting

 

We had a powerful and captivating meeting with women leaders from all around the world.

The International Visitors Leadership Program through the World Affairs Council and the State Department, hosts these visitors who travel around our country and view our Best Practices.

This particular group is called, “The Role of NGos in Promoting Women’s Issues” and there are 24 individuals from various educational, legal, and economic NGOs worldwide.  

 

I want to thank our support team who helped make this such a special event, Thank you to Elizabeth Dewar, IGNITE Program Manager, and Alex Kegal, Program Coordinator, International Visitors Program. And our special guest from Microsoft, Ana Nicacio.

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IGNITE Worldwide is chosen as a national best Practice program for engaging girls in STEM classes and careers. I have hosted close to 100 of these workshops since 2005. It is always a thrill to have them thrive in different parts of the world, and some of these places have not ever had a girls program before.

 

It is always a great honor to host these workshops with these inspiring and talented groups of women. They come to learn about IGNITE. We then donate the programs to any of these International Visitors from developing countries who wish to take the program home and become an IGNITE chapter.

 

Here are the list of visitors from this delegation. Every one of these women are leaders in their communities. I want to thank the World Affairs Council for supporting these events and working tirelessly to host these international visitors.

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

 

Albania Ms. Gertjana HASALLA

Project Coordinator

Woman Forum Elbasan

 

Egypt Ms. Marwa Ibrahim Sayed ADAM

Self-Employed Senior Translator, Interpreter and Editor  

 

Haiti Ms. Carene DESIR

Senior Technician

Ministry of Education

 

Haiti Ms. Sandra JEAN-GILLES

Program Coordinator

World Bank

 

Hong Kong SAR Ms. Sau Yong WONG

Executive Director

RainLily Rape Crisis Center

 

India Ms. Bharathi KODE

Associate Program Manager

GMR Varalakshmi Foundation

 

Israel Ms. Orna SADGAT EREZ

Head, Women’s Administration

Municipality of Herzliya

 

Israel Ms. Tal PALEVSKY

Founder and Facilitator

Empowerment Program for Jewish and Arab High School Girls

Hanisui Argentina Elementary School

 

Liberia Ms. Malinda Bendu JOSS

Executive Director

Women and Children Development Association of Liberia

 

Moldova Ms. Eleonora GROSU

Deputy-President

Women’s Law Center NGO

 

Morocco Mr. Youssef GHERRADI

Assistant Project Manager

Benzekri Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy

 

Nepal Ms. Shubhechchya KHADKA

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Informal Sector Service Center

 

Nigeria Ms. Oyenike ADELODUN

Gender Officer

New Initiative for Social Development

 

Palestinian Territories Ms. Beesan SHEHADA

Training Coordinator

Filastiniyat Media Organization for Women and Youth

 

People’s Republic of China Ms. Tingting LI

Chief-Coordinator

Rainbow Lawyers

 

Romania Ms. Iulia PASCU

Founding Member and Projects Coordinator

Equality and Human Rights Action Centre

 

South Sudan Ms. Kiden Lillian Benson LOKULI

Programs Coordinator

Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network

 

Sri Lanka Ms. Sinthuka VIVEKANANTHAN

Senior Project Officer

Jaffna Social Action Center

 

Swaziland Ms. Makhosazana Mbali MKHONTA

Volunteer Programs Officer

Swaziland Young Women’s Network

 

Taiwan Ms. Hsing Hung LIN

Board Director

Taiwan Women’s Film Association

 

Thailand Ms. Matcha PHORN IN

Director

Sangsan Anakot Yaowachon

 

Trinidad and Tobago Ms. Khadija Ayanna SINANAN

Attorney-at-Law and Co-Director

WOMANTRA

Mr. Hedi BCHIR

Project Coordinator

Center of Arab Women for Training and Research

 

Ukraine Ms. Olesia BONDAR

Director

Ukrainian Women’s Fund

 

Accompanied by: Mr. Jonathan CHRIST

U.S. Department of State Contract Liaison

 

Ms. Maya PANOVA

U.S. Department of State Contract Liaison

 

Ms. Jennifer STRAUSS

U.S. Department of State Contract Liaison

 

Mr. Voytek STREMEL

U.S. Department of State Contract Liaison

 

-Cathi

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