Global Perspectives to Host Forum on Women and Leadership
The seventh annual â€śWomen and Leadership: a Global Perspectiveâ€ť forum will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at UCF.
The program, hosted by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, will focus on â€śTaking It to the Next Level.â€ť In line with Global Perspectivesâ€™ 2013-2014 program theme, â€śWhat is Global is Local,â€ť the forum will feature accomplished women who are locally and globally recognized. The event will be in the Key West Ballroom of the UCF Student Union from 3 to 5 p.m.
The forum will include introductory remarks by UCF Womenâ€™s Studies Program director M.C. Santana; local lessons from Melissa Westbrook, Student Government Association president, and a keynote presentation by journalist Irin Carmon.
Carmon is an Israeli-American journalist and commentator who focuses on women, politics and culture. She was named one of Forbesâ€™ â€ś30 under 30â€ť in media and is also featured as a face of young feminism in New York magazine. She is a reporter for MSNBC.com and contributes articles to different publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Jerusalem Post.
Westbrook plans to graduate with a dual degree of Health Sciences Pre-Clinical and Biology, with a minor in International & Global Studies. She has held a number of leadership positions.
In addition to Global Perspectives, cosponsors and partners of the event include the UCF Student Government Association, UCF Burnett Honors College, UCF Womenâ€™s Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, the Chastang Charitable Foundation, UCF Center for the Success of Women Faculty, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation.Â