Sigma to Present at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

INDIANAPOLIS — Sigma will present the program Women as Subjects, Consumers, and Thought Leaders of Media parallel to the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) on Monday, 12 March 2018. The event, to convene at 4:30 p.m. (1630), will be held in the Blue Room, located at 4 W 43rd, New York, NY, USA.

About the Sigma presented program

Presenters to cover access to media and the responsibilities incumbent upon media consumers to help prevent belief in and proliferation of incorrect information. By demonstrating Sigma’s social media thought leadership, attendees will be encouraged to participate in and help shape the perception of women in social media.

The Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media, commissioned by Sigma, published in 1998, and currently in revision, will also be reviewed. Presenters will review and provide examples of different media including:

  • Traditional mass media (television, radio, cable, newspapers)
  • Electronic media (web-based news sites)
  • Social media (web-based platforms for interaction and networking)

DATE: 12 March 2018

TIME: 4:30 p.m. (1630)

LOCATION: 4 West 43rd, New York, NY, Blue Room

SPEAKERS:  Julie Adams, Sigma Director of Marketing and Communications

Marnie Colborne, Sigma United Nations Youth Representative 

Aden Hamza, Sigma United Nations Youth Representative

Diana Mason, Senior Policy Service Professor and Co-Director of a new Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University School of Nursing 

Cynthia Vlasich
, Sigma Director of Global Initiatives 


About Sigma

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members in over 90 countries and territories. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. Sigma’s more than 530 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Learn more at