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Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares invited to meet with international women

August 12, 2010, 4:12 PM HST
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Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares will meet with a group of 10 international women leaders over the weekend as part of the East-West Center’s 2010 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar.  Tavares was invited to speak at the event which includes participation from visiting members traveling from Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the U.S. mainland.

The women who will meet with the Mayor on Saturday, are business professionals, researchers, non-profit executives and government leaders from Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Timor Leste, Mongolia, Vietnam and the U.S.

Photo of Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares, Courtesy County of Maui.

“Each of these women has created remarkable change in their own communities and I’m very honored by their visit,” said Tavares. “I’m excited to share Maui County’s efforts in sustainable economic growth and the challenges women in leadership face, and to learn about their own innovative work and entrepreneurship,” said Tavares.

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 and governed by an 18-member international board, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.

(Posted by Wendy Osher; Information courtesy County of Maui)

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