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Global Conversations DIGITAL: Women in Diplomacy
June 24 @ 6:00 pm CDT/ Free
This event will be offered as a Zoom video webinar with the speaker. Register below and join this important conversation. Program access information will be sent closer to the event date.
Many countries face challenges of migration, terrorism, climate change, and the spread of fast-paced technology. Those who are sitting around the table will change the course of history and redefine how we solve critical problems. Through interviews with female Ambassadors, Deputy Chiefs of Mission, and diplomats spanning Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Mexico, Namibia, Singapore, and the U.S., author Susan Sloan’s new book “A Seat at the Table: Women, Diplomacy, and Lessons for the World,” highlights the impact of gender-diversified leadership, and why varied voices lead to stronger resolutions and enhanced team dynamics.
Join us for a webinar as we talk with Susan to discuss her new book and examine how the role of women in the diplomatic corps is changing the world. The webinar will be moderated by Monica Cruz, Head of Community Affairs at the Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul, and representative of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin, leading the design and implementation of programs meant to increase equitable access and well-being in the Mexican diaspora.
About the Speaker
Susan Sloan is the author of A Seat at the Table: Women, Diplomacy, and Lessons for the World. She is an Associate Regional Director for a global nonprofit advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. engaging with diplomats, government officials, community organizers, and international leaders. Susan has met with others from more than 60 countries through diplomacy, advocacy, and experiential education. Her interactive approach to communications and coalition-building has impacted groups around the world. At the age of 30, she completed a life goal of visiting all seven continents. Susan holds a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Georgetown University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a major in public relations and a minor in Spanish from the University of Georgia.
Presented in partnership with the Edina Senior Center, Friends of the Edina Library, French-American Chamber of Commerce Inc., Minnesota Chapter, Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, Landmark Center, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education, Plymouth Library, TeamWomen, and Washburn Library.
Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State; Maria Bryk