Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, Outgoing President of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada), was appointed Taskforce Chairperson for Women Migrants and Global Citizenship earlier this year in New York City at the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW) which holds General Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
IFBPW was holding its annual Leaders’ Summit in New York City during the 62nd Session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW 62). The CSW 62 theme focused on Rural Women and Girls and Jenny presented on “Indigenous and Immigrant Women in Rural and Remote Areas of Canada”. Jenny was one of the 20 delegates selected by IFBPW to participate in meetings during the CSW 62. IFBPW has over 30,000 members globally in over 100 countries.
On August 12, 2018 Jenny concluded her term as President of BPW Canada on a high note with two high profile events in Ottawa. One was hosted at the Global Centre for Pluralism where BPW Canada delegates gathered to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Mayor of Ottawa and the Minister Counsellor of the Royal Norweigan Embassy.
The second event was the SDG Gala held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier with keynote speaker Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, first female First Nations Senator of Canada to showcase BPW Canada’s support of the Sustainable Development Goals, the global goals that member states have agreed upon. The evening also highlighted one of the 100 recipients of BPW Canada’s Centennial Award, Carleton University’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership. BPW International President Dr. Amany Asfour was in attendance from Cairo, Egypt and applauded BPW Canada’s efforts to empower women through the SDGs in Canada and abroad.