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International Women's Day: Empowered Women, Empowering Women.

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

Please Please join us on International Women's Day, March 8, 2021 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM for a ZOOM panel discussion on Empowered Women, Empowering Women. it will be moderated by Elizabeth McLellan, RN MSN, MPH - Partners for World Health Founder and President.

Our Panelists:


Tara Sharafudeen was born in India and is a senior international development expert with over thirty years of experience at the local, national and international levels. Her expertise covers infrastructure and service delivery, local economic development, entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, urban, rural and social development. Her current focus is on the economic empowerment of women and youth and the application of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship for developing smart regions. She is Chair, International Advisory Board, Azerbaijan Rural Women’s Association. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA, a Master of Science in International Business from the Fox School of Business, Temple University, USA, and a Master in Business Administration, from the National Management Program, Management Development Institute, India, and a Master of Arts in History, from the University of Delhi, India.


Ekhlas Ahmed was forced to flee the outbreak of civil war in Sudan, with her mother, father, and three younger brothers in 2005. Her family was resettled to Portland, Maine, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and a Masters degree in Education from the University of Southern Maine with hopes of helping resettle other refugees. She is the Vice President and Co-founder of Chance to Advance, a non profit organization raising awareness in her community of the violence and needs in Darfur as well as implementing initiatives to make education more feasible for all while increasing opportunities for higher education for refugees.


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors

Thank you to Presenting Partners

Fran Girard

Leonard and Merle Nelson

Cindy Sayers

Meredith Tipton

Aimée Bessire


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