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Women’s summit starts on Monday

(Press Release) — The two-day Women’s Summit is set to take place on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days, at the multi-purpose center.

The two-day event will feature keynote speaker Monika H. Diaz, and will include panel discussions, activities, along with the exhibition of the works of entrepreneurs and services/programs offered by different agencies.

Attendees can choose to attend any session(s) from Day 1 and/or Day 2.

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Northern Marianas College will also be live streaming the sessions. The live stream can be accessed at the following links:

Day 1 - March 26, 2018

9 a.m.: Women & Faith, ft. Bishop Ryan Jimenez, Pastor Beth Nunez, and Sister Mary Ann Hartman

10:15 a.m.: Women & the Workforce, ft. DoL Secretary Vicky Benavente, OPM Director Sid Seman, and NMTI CEO Agnes McPhetres

1 p.m.: Women & Education, ft. NMC President Dr. Carmen Fernandez, CSO Director Rose Pangelinan, and WCC Director Frank Cabrera

Day 2 - March 27, 2018

8:05 a.m.: Women & the Economy, ft. HANMI President Gloria Cavanagh, SCC President Velma Palacios, Commerce Secretary Mark Rabauliman, CNMI SBDC Director Nicole Babauta, Pacifica Insurance President Shirley Sablan

9:10 a.m.: Women & Public Service, ft. Vice Speaker Janet Maratita, former Rep. Ana S. Teregeyo, former Rep. Maria T. Peter, and former Rep. Felicidad T. Ogumoro

12:30 p.m.: Women & Health, ft. BCSP Coordinator Joyce M. Songsong, CGC Clinical Psychologist Glenda George, Senior VP of Westcare Sarah Thomas Nededog

1:35 p.m.: Women & Culture, ft. Retired Educator Carmen Taimanao, Facilitator of Family and Values Project Chailang Palacios

Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days.

To register, please call 233-9411 or email Doly at

Registration forms can also be accessed online at or in-person at the Garapan Community Development Center.

The 5th Annual Women’s Summit is sponsored by the CNMI Women’s Association and the Women’s Affairs Office, and is partially funded by the Community Services Block Grant, a sub-grant awarded by the DCCA Division of Youth Services through funds under the Office of Community Services, Department of Health and Human Services.