Women in Power will be held on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs atrium at 5:30pm.  The event is in honor of International Women’s Day which is celebrated all around the world on March 8th.  International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s; it was a time of industrialization, a growing population, and new ideologies.  Today, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women recently and across history. Specific to 2017, the campaign theme is “Be Bold for Change”.

With the current changes in The United States’ politics and many protests and marches occurring across the country, the CSU Center for International Services and Programs would like to bring forward influential women in Cleveland to speak on campus.  The women will speak about their rise into a position of influence and how their experiences have been.  The three speakers are: Margaret Mitchell (President and CEO of Cleveland YWCA), Radhika Reddy (Founder and partner of Ariel Ventures, LLC), and Heather Hodges (President of Cleveland Council on World Affairs and former US Ambassador in Ecuador).  All three of these women have proven themselves to be leaders in their industry and are inspirational to students.

The CSU Center for International Services and Programs would like to invite Cleveland professionals to hear the three keynote speakers and network with Cleveland State Students after the formal presentations.  Thanks go out to Global Cleveland for supporting the event and a fabulous panel of student organizers for making Women in Power possible.  For more information please see the CSU International Center’s website here: http://www.csuohio.edu/international/upcoming-eventsworkshops or email the organizer, Rita Kizys, at [email protected].  If you would like to learn about International Women’s Day as a whole there is an informational website online: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ .