Tuesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day and I’m celebrating the occasion by talking about gender parity with Johnelle M. Causwell, Citizen Diplomacy Program Director for the International House.
Johnelle has been working with International House since 2012. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, she graduated from Warren Wilson College with a major in Economics and a minor in Political Science. After almost a decade in advertising, Johnelle transitioned her career as an agency Creative Director to her other passion, International Relations. She currently works on the local level to administer the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program along with other international professional and youth exchange programs. Johnelle has been instrumental in the founding of the Young Professionals at International House and she currently acts as Staff Liaison. She has been selected as one of Charlotte’s Top 40 Under 40 Professionals by the Charlotte Business Journal for 2016 and is the 2013 recipient of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Newcomer of the Year Award. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals and the Johnson C. Smith University Multicultural Diversity Board.
During this year’s International Women’s Day, you can “pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly – whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.” #PledgeForParity
Johnelle and I will talk promptly at 2:45pm and you can listen to my show, Voices From The Community on Charlotte Community Radio starting at 2pm. Join us, and take the pledge.
Voices From The Community, hosted by Bridget B., airs Monday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org or CLTCRadio.org. Feel free to ask a question of our hosts and/or guests while you listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio.