The Office of International Programs, in partnership with the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement and the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, invites the UNC Charlotte community to attend the 14th annual International Women's Day celebration. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while also making a call to action for accelerating gender equity.
Please join OIP in recognizing the contributions and achievements of women in our campus community who have worked in furthering global awareness, learning and engagement. The Keynote Speaker for this year’s event is H.E. Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States of America. Ambassador Marks is Jamaica's thirteenth Ambassador to the US and the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the Organization of American States (OAS). She is the first Jamaican female Ambassador to the USA, and also the first Ambassador to be assigned to the same Post twice in 2010 - 2012 and on September 12, 2016, respectively.
Ambassador Marks, an entrepreneur by profession, started and operated six previous businesses, including a 100-acre banana exporting farm, a transportation company, as well as a real estate sales and development company. She also operated a Venture Capital Company with diverse investments, including manufacturing, travel and entertainment.
She is perhaps best known for having founded Paymaster (Jamaica) Limited, an on-line paymaster system which she conceptualized and started in 1997. She has several private and public-sector Boards and is recognition by her peers and various organizations for her pioneering work, entrepreneurial endeavors and commitment to social causes. Ambassador Marks will be presenting on the topic "Women’s Economic Empowerment – A benefit for all."
UNC Charlotte's Women's Glee Chorale will open the Celebration. The recognition of nominees and presentation of certificates will be followed by Ambassador Marks’ presentation. Refreshments will be served.
- Please RSVP on the online registration form for the 2019 International Women's Day Celebration