Wheelock President to Co-chair Massachusetts Women’s Summit

April 08, 2010

Women and girls from around Massachusetts will gather to discuss the status of women worldwide and take action to attain their full rights and potential during the Beijing +15 Summit. Named for the inaugural event held in Beijing in 1995, the summit will have a theme of "Power. Passion. Progress." The event is organized by U.S. Women Connect, the national women's action network. Wheelock president Jackie Jenkins-Scott is co-director of U.S. Women Connect Massachusetts and will moderate a panel entitled "Global and National Women's Movement: History & Progress."

Summit participants will:

  • Learn about the global history of women's issues
  • Create strategies for gender equality and develop strong networks
  • Learn ways to work with Mass. government legislators and help the government ratify the "Women's Treaty"
  • Learn how young women and girls can engage in politics to affect change on issues that impact women

The summit will take place on April 17, 2010 at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA. To register or learn more, please visit the summit web site.

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