IEEW CEO Dr. Terry Neese Joins Area Leaders to Host High Tea for International Women’s History Month
Oklahoma City, OK, March 01, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) (http://ieew.org), a nonprofit organization that encourages the empowerment of women through education and mentorship, has announced that CEO Dr. Terry Neese will assist in hosting a High Tea Saturday, March 2 in celebration of International Women’s History Month. The tea will be held at the home of Natalie Shirley, president of Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City and former secretary of commerce and tourism and executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and will benefit IEEW and its PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Program, a business training and mentorship program for women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda. Attendees will gather to hear emotional success stories from students such as Alka Sadat and Anne Mazimhaka, who are helping women out of poverty, oppression and marginalization through their work in developing their entrepreneurial skills to create leaders with an emphasis in accounting, marketing and operations in Afghanistan and Rwanda.
Neese is joined by Dr. Susan Chambers, Linda Haneborg, Christy Everest, Jan Hill, Nancy Hyde, Lou Kerr, Judy Love, Ella McDonald and Mary Mélon as the event’s host committee.
“Women are change agents around the world, and we want to honor and propel their success,” said Neese. “I am privileged to help host this year’s High Tea to kick off International Women’s History Month. Women in the United States were change agents in the 1920s; the Afghan and Rwandan women are change agents in 2013. Oklahoma women leaders are stepping up to help empower these Afghan and Rwandan women economically, socially and politically.”
- IEEW is supported by these National Presidential Level sponsors: The T. Boone Pickens Foundation, the AT&T Foundation, Office Depot, the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, Northwood University and The Hill newspaper.
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Established in 2006, the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, based in Oklahoma City, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that encourages the empowerment of women economically, politically and socially by focusing on their education and mentorship. The IEEW strives to help women in the United States and abroad who want to gain entrepreneurial skills that will help them start and grow a business, which will in turn help them to become more active and effective public policy advocates. Working on the forefront of these efforts, the IEEW believes in the power of women as a driving force in the development and stability of businesses in emerging economies. Through its dedication, hard work and PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program, the IEEW helps provide women with a voice in their fight to establish peace and free market economies. For more information, visit http://www.ieew.org/.
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