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Loyola University New Orleans Hosts International Women’s Day

By Loyola University on Thu, 02/22/2024 - 12:22

Loyola University New Orleans invites visitors to campus in March for a special celebration of women on International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s International Women’s Day event serves as a call to action to inspire inclusion.

“We gather to celebrate International Women's Day, an occasion to honor the resilience, achievements, and indomitable spirit of women worldwide,” says Jill Boatright, executive director of Loyola’s Professional and Continuing Studies Program. “This event is a testament to the power of unity, as we come together to inspire change, foster inclusivity, and champion the extraordinary contributions of women in every corner of the globe. We are paving the way for a future where every woman's voice is heard, and every woman's potential is realized.”

Loyola’s International Women’s Day event takes place from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on March 7 in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center on Loyola’s main campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, La. 70118. All are welcome. Registration costs $50. Free parking is available in the West Road parking garage. Light breakfast and beverages will be served at the event.

The event will feature guest speaker, Alla Rosca, Ph.D., World Affairs Council of New Orleans (WACNO), President and Associate Researcher, Edgewater Research. Rosca will give a global perspective on International Women's Day. There will also be a panel on the topic "Inspiring Inclusion" presented by Northwestern Mutual. Panelists include, Avril Habetz, Annie Juttner, CSP, Anjea Vindel, and Jenna Pelligrin, with moderator Dr. Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Ph.D., APR.

Rosca is an associate researcher at Edgewater Research in New Orleans, and has two decades of expertise in academia and management. She specializes in qualitative and quantitative research and has a doctoral degree in political science from Moldova State University. She has written three books and over 60 academic articles covering topics such as democratization, security, education, management, public relations and research methodology.

Loyola University New Orleans is hosting this event to celebrate and connect women in the community and to highlight the wonderful work that Loyola University New Orleans is doing to elevate women. PACS is celebrating its 6th Cohort of the highly successful Women’s Leadership Academy as well as the upcoming 2nd cohort of the Young Women's Leadership Academy.

Loyola University New Orleans is invested in being a true change-maker for women, not just in our region, but globally, and is committed to breaking down barriers for women through education and empowerment.