Economic Empowerment: Developing Leadership Skills for Decision-Making, Governance, and Policy 

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) will present the program Economic Empowerment: Developing Leadership Skills for Decision-Making, Governance, and Policy parallel to the 61st session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).

About the STTI-presented program:
During this session, speakers will address the importance of women serving in leadership and governance roles in all sectors, including corporate, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Content will include rationale for importance of women to not just participate but lead governance boards and organizations, to set policy, establish direction and ensure sustainable development for women in for social, governmental and corporate entities, representing the culture of our societies. The current status of women in governance roles will be discussed, including various governmental mandates to improve the rate of women’s participation. The key skill sets needed to effectively function on boards and in governance roles will be outlined, including descriptions of each. Last, various opportunities available to women to develop these skills will be discussed. 

DATE: Friday, 17 March 2017

TIME: 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission (Downstairs), 221 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, USA

Kimberly Harper, MS, RN, Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Center for Nursing

Rita Wray
, MBA, BSN, RNC, FAAN, Founder & CEO of Wray Enterprises, Inc.

Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN, Director of Global Initiatives, STTI
Those interested in attending may register to attend the NGO CSW 61 here. Registration is free, please register for NGO CSW Forum.  Registration is for any parallel event – not specifically the STTI presentation – and you do not need a UN grounds pass to register. Contact with questions. Or Dr. C. Sensor faculty at Rutgers at




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