World Denver is recognizing International Women's Day by celebrating women in space.
Dr. Mae Jemison, our first African American woman in space, will be speaking at the upcoming luncheon on March 8, 2018.
International Women's Day Gala Luncheon and Seminar:
Women in Space
March 8, 2018
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Colorado Convention Center
650 15th St
Denver, CO 80202
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mae Jemison, First African-American woman in space
Dr. Mae Jemison is an American icon, the first African American woman in space, entrepreneur and advocate for science education at all levels. College and Universities hosting STEM events praise Dr. Jemison as the perfect speaker to bring their event to an apex. Cities and municipal regions working in partnership with tech and engineering businesses have invited Dr. Jemison to speak at their STEM events to draw attention to STEM careers, and to attract and develop talent. Dr. Jemison inspires her audiences as a living example of the literal heights STEM studies can take a dreamer and worker.
Honoree: Cynda Collins Arsenault, President & CO-Founder Secure World Foundation
Cynda Collins Arsenault is President and Co-Founder of Secure World Foundation and has 40 years experience in non-profit work including peace and justice, prison, mental health, disability rights and environmental issues. In additon, Cynda is an author, activist and philanthropist. Her activism and impact extend from her local community to outer space. Starting out as a Girl Scout and 4H Club leader, Cynda has served in numerous leadership roles on behalf of women and people with disabilities. As a philanthropist concentrating on the empowerment and voice of women, Cynda is part of the Women's Donor Network and Women Moving Millions. Her philanthropy is based on a global and long-term lens. Cynda is a visionary as well as a pragmatist, a rare combination that has allowed her to accomplish so much in a short amount of time.
WorldDenver is a non-profit community organization dedicated to advancing a deep understanding of global affairs and cultures. Their mission is to to strengthen and expand the community of engaged global citizens and organizations in Colorado through education, cross-cultural exchange, and personal interaction with international leaders, professionals and students.