Women's Leadership: Driving Change

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:00am to 12:15pm

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Hassan II University of Casablanca (H2UC) and Kennesaw State University (KSU) invite you to participate in a webinar event to kick-off our Women’s Leadership Virtual Exchange program supported by the Stevens Initiative.


The webinar will feature distinguished speakers including: Minister Delegate to the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, in charge of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Driss Ouaouicha; Assistant Secretary Marie Royce, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Hassan II University of Casablanca President, Dr. Aawatif Hayar; Kennesaw State University President, Dr. Pamela Whitten; and Cobb Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Sharon Mason. The webinar will include a panel discussion of successful women leaders who will share their experiences driving change in their communities, both locally and globally. Prepare to get inspired!


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals emphasize the full participation of women and girls in society as imperative to a more peaceful and prosperous world. The UN highlights the importance of developing effective partnerships, including international partnerships, to reach such goals. Specifically, goal four (Quality Education) calls for eliminating gender disparities in education and ensuring equal access to all levels of education. Goal five (Gender Equality) calls for women’s full and effective participation in decisionmaking at all levels, including equal access to leadership roles, in political, economic, and public life. Goal eight (Decent Work and Economic Growth) focuses on the promotion of continued, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. Finally, goal ten (Reduced Inequalities) focuses on reducing inequality, which includes the elimination of discriminatory laws, policies and practices, and the promotion of appropriate legislation, policies and practices that build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels. The panelists we have brought together have worked tirelessly to achieve such goals throughout their lives and in the leadership roles they occupy.


Info about the virtual exchange project

Hassan II University of Casablanca and Kennesaw State University’s Women’s Leadership Virtual Exchange engages students from both universities in a unique cross-cultural virtual exchange experience focused on better understanding women’s leadership through research, analysis, and digital storytelling. This project provides participating students with a better understanding of the challenges and obstacles that exist for increasing women’s rights and leadership roles in society. Students not only gain a learning experience around the topic of women’s leadership, but they also advance their abilities to work in international and intercultural contexts as they develop the intercultural competency needed in today’s global society.


The Stevens Initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. It is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and the governments of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.

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