Wednesday, March 7, 2018

UNC Charlotte will hold its 13th annual campus recognition of International Women's Day from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the Popp Martin Student Union, Room 340.  

This annual event includes historical information and recognition of faculty, staff and students who have been nominated for their impact on the lives of women locally and globally. Nominations are accepted online through Wednesday, March 14.

Ama Mundi, a high-ranking female official in the education sector for the government of Cameroon, will be the keynote speaker for the University’s International Women's Day Celebration on March 27. Politically, Mundi is an activist for democracy and inclusive social change, co-founding the Cameroon Women’s Networking Association and leading the Cameroon Women’s NGO delegation. She coordinated the work of the Higher Education Reform Committee responsible for analyzing the quality and effectiveness of existing university infrastructure in the country.

Mundi is passionate about mathematics and making higher education accessible to everyone; currently, she is working on launching a math community tutoring program. She has worked with youth empowerment in the foster care system in the United States, serving as a liaison official between the Community Colleges Foundation and the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles. She was a board member of the Boston Coalition for a Strong United Nations in Massachusetts and is an international advisor to the Institute for Global Leadership. She has been a guest speaker at the New Hampshire Council on World Affairs and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

International Women’s Day is recognized by the United Nations on March 8 and celebrated in various countries around the world. The UNC Charlotte campus community has celebrated IWD since 2006.

The Office of International Programs and the Multicultural Resource Center are co-sponsoring this year’s International Women’s Day Celebration, which is open to the campus community.