Hoey Stevenson to join panel at U.N. Commission on Status of Women

March 1, 2024

Kim Hoey Stevenson of Lewes will take part in a multinational discussion panel Wednesday, March 13, in New York City, during the 68th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Sponsored by American Mothers Inc., the panel is titled Global Mom Power. Members will discuss the impact of moms who cross borders to collaborate, educate and create replicable, real-world examples that accelerate the achievement and economic empowerment of women and girls.

Hoey Stevenson, a member of American Mothers Inc. and an advocate for global women’s rights, is an award-winning journalist and writer as well as an expert on mentoring.

Joining Hoey Stevenson on the panel are: Connell Sullivan Branan of Oklahoma City, Okla., immediate past president of American Mothers Inc. and head of the AMI UNCSW team; Dr. Renae Reinardy of Fargo, N.D., a, psychologist and former National Mother of the Year, and co-founder of the US/Nigerian Women’s Collaborative; Emily Brooks of Fargo, owner of Taea Made, marketing director for Fargo Pinball and co-founder of the US/Nigerian Women’s Collaborative; Sharon Parker of Calvert County, Md., a Lead from Within strategist who specializes in projects and initiatives that benefit communities; and Uju Roch-Anwukah of Abuja, Nigeria, assistant to the president of Nigeria for public health and country director of U-Save Foundation, and co-founder of the US/Nigerian Women’s Collaborative.

The Global Mom discussion panel will highlight the transformative influence of maternal collaboration across borders. The focus will be on finding practical solutions for poverty and financing initiatives from a gender perspective, as well as the power of making new connections through simple communication. As a champion for collaborative action and inclusive policymaking, Hoey Stevenson's contributions to the discussion panel are poised to inspire meaningful change and foster greater solidarity among advocates for women's rights worldwide.

The Commission on the Status of Women is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

A national nonprofit, American Mothers Inc. is committed to valuing mothers through service and education. Since 1935, American Mothers Inc. has worked to educate, inspire and recognize mothers through programs that teach, support and honor moms, empowering them to positively impact their families and communities. This is the second panel discussion Hoey Stevenson has participated in at the CSW.

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