PRESS RELEASE – WOMEN Empowering Women: 145 Mentoring Walks to take place in commemoration of International Women’s Day in 60 countries worldwide
Saint Lucian Women leaders on Saturday will join thousands of women around the world who will be celebrating International Women’s Day with Vital Voices Global Partnership Network through their signature event – Global Mentoring Walk.
International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women around the world. International Women’s Day serves as a call to action to close the gap between progress and potential, in order to accelerate gender parity globally.
Celestial Self Development Centre will once again be local flag bearers for this global event for the fourth time. The walk is designed to bring together established women leaders and emerging women leaders to provide mentorship, guidance and support that will empower emerging women leaders to succeed. The walk is slated to begin at 3pm.
Vital Voices Global Partnership is the leading non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities. Its international staff and team of over 1,000 partners, pro bono experts and leaders, including senior government, corporate and NGO executives, have trained and mentored more than 14,000 emerging women leaders from over 144 countries in Asia, Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East since 1997. These women have in turn trained and mentored more than 500,000 additional women and girls in their communities.