2019 International Women's Day for Women of African Descent Conference

Success and Growth for All – Professional and Personal Growth through Strength

Friday, March 8, 2019    8:30 am – 5:00 pmAmerican-Swedish Institute | 2600 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408Learning from and with women of African descent, this special conference will tackle professional and personal growth from a position of strength and abundance rather than limits and scarcity.

Isuroon and partners, including International Leadership Institute, invite you to a daylong event where you willGain skills, knowledge, and information around leadership, management, and cross-cultural communication that you can immediately use in your professional lifeEngage in robust dialogue about important social and policy issues that impact the success and growth of women professionally and personallyImprove cross-cultural communications so you can work more effectively with diverse colleagues and clients, and grow professionally, while also mentoring and supporting the success of others.Hear and learn from policy makers, activists, and community leaders as they address leadership, healthcare, communication, and public policy during a day of keynote addresses, panel discusses, and workshops, as well as the accompanying dialogue and networking.Specifically for healthcare providers and professionals, we will offer Cultural Sensitivity in Healthcare, a four-session specialized training that will help you work and communicate more effectively with women of African descent, particularly immigrants, who have specific health concerns and needs.

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Event Committee

International Women's Day 2019 Co-chairs


Judge LaJune Thomas Lange

President, International Leadership Institute


Fartun Weli MPH,MAPP

CEO of Isuroon

Who Spoke?


TODD BUTERBAUGHKeynote speaker


DR. ARTIKA R. TYNERKeynote speaker

2019 Awards Goes to!


Leadership Shepherd AwardJudge LaJune Thomas Lange

President, International Leadership Institute

Human Right AwardGreger Calhan


Ethnic Media Leadership AwardMohamed Muse Noor


Conscious Leadership AwardDean Bloomberg Laura,

Professor and DeanHumphrey School of Public AffairsUniversity of Minnesota
Human Rights Champion AwardSteven Miles
Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Minnesota

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