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Mon, Mar 08


Online International Women's Day Celebrations

This International Women's Day, hear from the President from UN Women and Social Media Celebrity and domestic abuse survivor, who turned her life around and has 300K+ Followers on Social Media.

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Time & Location

Mar 08, 2021, 6:00 PM


About the Event

Come celebrate International Womens Day with us ( by feeling empowerd by our panel of amazing speakers who have overcome huge challenges, turned their life around and carved a niche with their voice and story.

Our Speakers are as follows:

Tsegga Siyoum Medhin is the President of the UN Women USA NC and founder of The Pearl Leadership Institute, an organization focused on developing and supporting girls/women in STEAM(Science Technology Engineering, Arts and Math) careers. She is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker on capacity building and social innovation. With the view of positively impacting her African diaspora community and the world Tsegga, focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (UNSDG2030). Drawing on her unique background in leadership, influence at IBM and Credit Suisse, she created “Unlock the Pearl Inside You” initiative, to coach local and global shapers on direction, alignment and commitment for peace through development and diplomacy. Ms. Medhin’s invitation to address the United Nations SDG2030, (Sustainable Development Goals) stakeholders meetings in NY on behalf of women and girls; intensified her passion for education, poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Tsegga is the recipient of the US Presidential Volunteer Gold Award from Presidents Obama and Bush. Ms. Medhin is a graduate of the Executive Leadership from UCLA Anderson School of Management and Harvard Kennedy School of Government in leadership and ethics. Tsegga lives in Raleigh with her spouse, and they are the proud parents of two successful daughters.

Annesa Tabassum is a Psych Nurse, Domestic Violence Survivor, and Advocate based in Austin, TX. She is a domestic abuse survivor. She left her abusive marriage behind and have restarted her life and career and has over 300K Followers on Social Media and brought a movement over social media by being vulnerable and sharing her story. She uses her platform to bring awareness to social issues in the South Asian community that are often stigmatized and looked past. She hopes to continue to inspire and bring light to important issues the community faces in order to help the next generation of men and women.


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