UN Foundation Supports MBA Women International Leadership Academy

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MBA Women International (MBAWI) announced today that the UN Foundation, a public charity that advocates for the UN and connects people, ideas, and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems, will support MBAWI in their initiatives to build leadership skills for women.

“Women’s leadership is an essential part of our global landscape,” says Kathy Calvin CEO UN Foundation. “It is important to provide opportunities for women to learn and lead in an environment that pushes them to reach their fullest potential.”

MBA Women International (MBAWI) announced today that the UN Foundation, a public charity that advocates for the UN and connects people, ideas, and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems, will support MBAWI in their initiatives to build leadership skills for women.

“Women’s leadership is an essential part of our global landscape,” says Kathy Calvin CEO UN Foundation. “It is important to provide opportunities for women to learn and lead in an environment that pushes them to reach their fullest potential.”

One of UN Foundation’s programs is their Girl Up Campaign, which helps teens empower peers around the globe. This program gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. They also have a program Every Woman Every Child. This effort puts into action the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, which presents a roadmap on how to enhance financing, strengthen policy and improve service on the ground for the most vulnerable women and children.

“There is a natural synergy between our work and the UN Foundation,” says Gail Romero CEO MBAWI. “We are delighted that the UN Foundation will be an integral part of our efforts to launch our Leadership Academy as well as our work with Shideezhi – our own program for Native American women and girls to strengthen their education goals and leadership skills through mentoring and scholarships. The Shideezhi Program (Navajo for Little Sister) was originally a project started by one of the MBAWI members and student leaders which was so successful that it has become an integral component of how MBAWI membership gives back to the world. Working with this prestigious UN charity is one more avenue to expand our network globally.”

MBAWI will launch The International Leadership Academy and the resultant Executive Leadership Certification at their October 2012 conference. It has been developed to enhance the relationship between MBA Women International, its membership, its mission and vision and its corporate partners who desire stronger more prepared women of diversity to lead into the 21st century.

MBA Women International will hold their annual Leadership Conference and Career Fair October 18-20 in Phoenix, Arizona.

About The United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

ABOUT MBA Women International
MBA Women International is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of business women as corporate leaders, executives and entrepreneurs- enriching workforce diversity around the world. It serves four related client groups: female MBA students, female business professionals and entrepreneurs, universities and corporate partners.

Visit http://www.mbawomen.org. To find out more about joining a MBA Women International student chapter or a professional chapter contact: membership(at)mbawomen(dot)org.

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