AAUW Sponsors Public Zoom “International Women’s Day and You”
5:00 p.m., Monday, March 8, 2021
The Benicia-Vallejo and Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a free, public Zoom program celebrating International Women’s Day. The program honors the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future. While this is a salute to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights and forging positive changes in our communities, there is still urgent work to do.
The joint AAUW celebration features a welcome and opening remarks by Eleni Kounalakis, California’s Lieutenant Governor. She is the first woman elected to this office and has served in this position since 2019. Additionally, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013. Kounalakis was President of AKT Development Corporation, one of California’s largest housing development firms and the former chair of the California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council, and daughter of a Greek immigrant.
The public is invited and may join the Zoom program by registering with EventBrite:
The program will feature comments by four additional speakers:
A question and answer session will be included, as well as a short video salute to international women leaders.
The American Association of University Women was founded in 1881, when a small group of female college graduates banded together to open the doors for women’s career advancement and to encourage more women to pursue higher education. AAUW’S mission: to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
To join either of the host AAUW branches, please visit their respective websites: http://beniciavejo-ca.aauw.net/ or https://daw-ca.aauw.net/members/