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Global Women's Leadership Convening features World Café

Global Women’s Leadership Convening: Women in Public Life was a collaborative initiative featuring the vision of State Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-Minn.) and Paula J. King, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business and Leadership at St. Catherine University.

The convening was held at the St. Paul campus of St. Catherine University from July 13-20, 2011. Among the many events that took place as part of the convening, St. Catherine University hosted the World Café and dinner, with the goal of propelling more women to take on leadership roles in public life.

During the convening, the University welcomed two distinguished guests, Dr. Rula Quawas, professor of American literature and feminism at the University of Jordan, and Rina Bar-Tal, chair of the Israel Women’s Network, a non-partisan organization that works to promote the status of women and equality between the sexes in Israel.

After nearly a week of exploring the barriers and successes of women in leadership from Israel, Jordan, and Minnesota, the Global Women’s Leadership Convening: Women in Public Life concluded on Wednesday, July 20, with a commitment by participants to continue to work together on issues of mutual concern.

July 28, 2011 by Melissa Kaelin

See also: Business, Leadership, Social Justice