International Women’s Day 2018


International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900’s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911. International Women’s Day belongs to all communities everywhere – governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media and more.

Here are 15 women who have had an impact on us and who we celebrate at KDSL Global on this year’s International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018:

Dr. Toyia Younger-Vice President for Leadership Development and Member Services at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Rama Chakaki-Principal at TURN8 Fund, Board Member at edSeed, Co-Founder of Baraka Advisors

Abigail Swetz-Senior Associate at Globesight

Maree Comerford-IB Leader and MYP Coordinator at Shanghai Community International School

Cynthia Buck-Retired Principal in Fairfax County Public Schools and Prince George’s County Public Schools

Melanie Stanley-Retired Administrator and Elementary Social Studies Supervisor in Fairfax County Public Schools

Arlette Yonkers-Educator in Alexandria City Public Schools

Reem Labib-DC Thought Partner and founder of EDspired

Liria Gjidija-Assistant Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Engagement at NYU Abu Dhabi

Hiba Ibrahim – KDSL Global Fellow and Education Entrepreneur in the making

Tiffany Johnson – KDSL Global Fellow and Education Entrepreneur in the making

Dr. Sudha Sunder – CEO of Teacher Leaders International

Jacqueline Burns – Global Mathematics Consultant

Rayna Yaker – Founder of RYE Consulting

Dr. Paulette Simpson- Mother of KDSL Global Founder Kevin Simpson, Minister

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