Register Now for the STTI Program as Part of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women


Julie J. Adams
The Honor Society of Nursing,
Sigma Theta Tau International
Direct Line: +1.317.917.4944 (International)
Toll-free: 888.634.7575 (U.S./Canada)

INDIANAPOLIS — The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) will present the program Empowering Women Through Leadership Development parallel to the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. The event, to convene at 12:30 p.m. (1230), will be held on the second floor of the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), located at 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y., USA.

About the STTI-presented program
Economic, political, and social barriers exist in varying degrees worldwide that impact the ability of women and girls to reach their full potential and achieve gender equity. Leadership development through collaboration, education, networking, and mentoring are strategies that have potential to break the cycle of internalized oppression by enhancing opportunities for quality education, decent work, and achieving acceptable levels of well-being.

This presentation will discuss these strategies for leadership development and provide examples and results that impact well-being, quality education, gender equality, and decent work and economic growth for women.

DATE: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

TIME: 12:30 p.m. (1230)

LOCATION: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y., USA

SPONSORS: Sigma Theta Tau International, Excelsior College, Transcultural Nursing Society

Julie Jones, RN-BC, MS, EHR clinical application analyst staff, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vt., USA

Laurie Nagelsmith, PhD, RN, CNE
, associate dean, School of Health Sciences at Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y., USA

Connie Sobon Sensor, PhD, RN, CTN-A
, school health nurse, Township of Union Public Schools, Union, N.J., USA

Those interested in attending may register to attend the STTI program here. Registration is for any parallel event – not specifically the STTI presentation – and you do not need a UN grounds pass to register. Contact with questions.


About STTI
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at

Transcultural-Nursing-Society-LogoAbout the Transcultural Nursing Society
The mission of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well-being for people worldwide. The TCNS seeks to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge base necessary to ensure cultural competence in practice, education, research, and administration. The membership of the TCNS is made up of nurses and other healthcare professionals working towards the mission and goals through research, practice, education and administration. More information:

Excelsior-LogoAbout Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.