WoCoBoCo Celebrates International Women’s Day

We celebrated with an event at the View of the World Gallery.

The highlight of the night was our program honoring Christine Berg, former Lafayette mayor and local organizer for Mom’s Clean Air and Lesley Smith, CU Regent at large and environment scientist. Their panel entitled Climate Change: A Woman’s Issue discussed the impact of climate policy on women and families around the globe.

The event culminated with Laurie Dameron, climate activist, who entertained us with her guitar and multimedia presentation of Spaceship Earth: What Can I Do?

Check out our evening in pictures!

Our members are proud to support the hard work of the UN Women fighting for gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women is a global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

For International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for gender-sensitive technology and innovations to advance gender equality in her message below.

 #WomensDay 2019: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”

You can also read the full statement for International Women’s Day by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

Phumzile having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, and with the private sector, and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa.

From 2005 to 2008, she served as Deputy President of South Africa, overseeing programmes to combat poverty and bring the advantages of a growing economy to the poor, with a particular focus on women. Prior to this, she served as Minister of Minerals and Energy from 1999 to 2005 and Deputy Minister in the Department of Trade and Industry from 1996 to 1999. She was a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 1996 as part of South Africa’s first democratic government.

Women and girls must have opportunities to contribute to making real change, and help shape the policies, services and infrastructure that impact their lives.
— Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women