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102 Women Leaders Unite Across Disciplines for National Project to Advance Women's Leadership
Date:5/19/2010

Vision 2020’s Two-Day Conference Focuses on Leadership and Gender Equality

Washington, DC (Vocus) May 19, 2010 -- Today Vision 2020 announced the selection of 102 National Delegates -- extraordinary women who were chosen to shape the future of women’s leadership into the next decade. Vision 2020 is a national project of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, focused on advancing gender equality by energizing the dialogue about women and leadership.

Two women leaders were nominated and selected from all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, to join Vision 2020 as National Delegates.

 
  • More than 1,000 people registered to nominate or become Vision 2020 National Delegates.
  • 102 women were selected as National Delegates.
  • 13 women were selected as Visionary Delegates, who will advise and assist the National Delegates by connecting them to organizations and resources that will assist in the implementation of the action agenda.
“The credentials and commitment of the women who applied to become National Delegates was astounding,” said Lynn Yeakel, Vision 20/20 co-chair and director of Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership. “We have no doubt these women will be effectively leading the initiative in their states.”

Some of the National Delegates include a federal judge, medical doctors, college and university professors, state senators, leaders of women’s organizations and high-ranki
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