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STTI to host UN-related women empowerment event

Will focus on leadership development.

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UN Headquarters in New York

On Wednesday, 16 March 2016, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) will host “Empowering Women through Leadership Development,” a parallel event to the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60). The event will convene at 12:30 p.m. at the Church Center for the United Nations, located at 777 UN Plaza in New York, New York, USA.
 
Julie JonesThis marks the second time that STTI, a UN-recognized nongovernmental organization (NGO), will host such an occasion since achieving, in 2012, special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Sponsoring organizations are Excelsior College and Transcultural Nursing Society, International.
 
Leadership development is critical to empowerment of women. This session will discuss the roles of collaboration, education, networking, and mentoring in leadership development and will address four of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: good health and well-being (No. 3), quality education (No. 4), gender equality (No. 5), and decent work and economic growth (No. 8).
 
Laurie NagelsmithFeatured presenters are Julie Jones, MS, RN-BC, EHR clinical application analyst staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont, USA; Laurie Nagelsmith, PhD, RN, CNE, associate dean at Excelsior College School of Health Sciences in Albany, New York, USA; and Connie Sobon Sensor, PhD, RN, CTN-A, school health nurse for the Township of Union Board of Education in Union, New Jersey, USA.
 
To register for the event, click here. Note: The registration form is for any parallel event associated with CSW60 and not just for “Empowering Women through Leadership Development.” Because of this event’s location, a UN grounds pass is not needed to attend.
 
Connie Sobon SensorThis year’s session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the 60th since the commission’s establishment in June 1946, will focus primarily on women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development, including the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
 
CSW60 will be held at United Nations headquarters in New York City from 14-24 March 2016. Representatives of UN Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs from all regions of the world will attend the session. RNL
 
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